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Wednesday 15 October 1947

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Lynn Lowry and Cookie Dingler. Forever Amber, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947 while Lydia Bailey by Kenneth Roberts was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Kukla, Fran and Ollie.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

Kukla, Fran and Ollie

Starring: Burr Tillstrom, Cecil Bill, Colonel Richard Crackie, Oliver J. Dragon

Country: United States

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Seven Arts Quiz

Starring: Bill Slater

Country: United States

Télé-Paris

Starring: Angelvin, Jacques Chabannes

Country: France

WJLA ABC 7 News

Starring: Erik Mueller

Country: United States

Author Meets the Critics

Starring: John Barkham, Ray Brock, H.V. Kaltenborn, Quentin Reynolds

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last 30 days ?

Forever Amber

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Linda Darnell, Cornel Wilde, Richard Greene

Country: United States

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Song of Love

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Paul Henreid, Robert Walker

Country: United States

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Nightmare Alley

Directed by: Edmund Goulding

Starring: Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray

Country: United States

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The Unsuspected

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Claude Rains, Joan Caulfield, Audrey Totter

Country: United States

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Unconquered

Directed by: Cecil B. De Mille

Starring: Gary Cooper, Paulette Goddard, Howard Da Silva

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 15 October 1947 ?

Holidays:
  • United States - White Cane Safety Day, National Grouch Day, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Teresa of Avila
  • Roman festivals - the Equirria or October equus: sacrifice of a horse to Mars
  • French Republican Calendar - Amaryllis (Amaryllis) Day, twenty-fourth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
Famous Birthdays:
  • Lynn Lowry: East St. Louis, Illinois -- Actress (Cat People, Crazies).
  • Cookie Dingler: French tennis monitor, pop singer and pianist, he released a "one shot" hit: "Femme Libérée" (Freed woman).
  • Danielle Thiéry: French writer and former divisional police commissioner; one of the first women in the history of the French police to reach this position.
  • Hümeyra : Turkish singer-songwriter and actress.
  • Jaroslav Šedivý: Czech drummer (The Primitives Group Life After Life and Energit).
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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1947 ?

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Dinah Shore - I Wish I Didn't Love You So
  2. Larry Green & His Orchestra - Near You
  3. Kate (Have I Come Too Early Too Late) - Eddy Howard & His Orchestra
  4. Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo) - Louis Prima & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in October 1947?

  • Life: Broadways Allegro
  • Time: President of American Federation of Labor
  • Life: Franklin D Roosevelt at 13

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Lydia Bailey

By: Kenneth Roberts

A fascinating, thoroughly researched historical novel of Haiti and Africa, and the early United States, outlining Haitians battle for freedom seen through the eyes of one man.

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Gentleman's Agreement

By: Laura Z. Hobson

The plot of GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT concerns the experiences of a young Gentile writer who poses as a Jew in order to secure material on anti-Semitism for a series of magazine articles.

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The Moneyman

By: Thomas B. Costain

The Moneyman By Thomas B. Costain 1947 Hardcover. Thrilling story of a great conspiracy and Romance in the Court of King VII Published by Doubleday & Comp.

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