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Saturday 16 August 1947

US date format: 8/16/1947, UK date format: 16/8/1947

It was Saturday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 16, 1947). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Marc Messier (actor) and John Howard (US) speed record (152284 mph at Bonneville Flats. The October Man, directed by Roy Ward Baker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947 On TV people were watching The Walter Compton News.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The October Man

Directed by: Roy Ward Baker

Starring: John Mills, Joan Greenwood, Edward Chapman, Kay Walsh

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Song of the Thin Man

Directed by: Edward Buzzell

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn, Dean Stockwell

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Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: George Sanders, Lucille Ball, Charles Coburn, Boris Karloff

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Captain Boycott

Directed by: Frank Launder

Starring: Stewart Granger, Kathleen Ryan, Cecil Parker, Mervyn Johns

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Philo Vance's Secret Mission

Directed by: Reginald Le Borg

Starring: Alan Curtis, Sheila Ryan, Tala Birell, Frank Jenks

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

The Walter Compton News

Starring: Walter Compton

Country: United States of America

Saturday Night at the Palace

Starring: Doreen Austin

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Play the Game

Starring: Robert McDermott

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Seaside Concert Parties

Starring: Harry Brunning, Ken Douglas, Jimmy Edwards, Leonard Henry

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Musical Merry-Go-Round

Starring: Jack Kilty, Frederick DeWilde, Penny Gerard, Eve Young

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 16 August 1947 ?

  • RC saints: feast day of Saint Stephen I of Hungary; Saint Roch (helps against plague and skin diseases)
  • USA: legal holiday in Vermont for the Battle of Bennington in 1777 (which actually took place in the state of New York)
  • Palio dell'Assunta in Siena
  • Eastern Orthodox: commemoration of the translation of the Acheiropoietos icon which means "Not made by hands", (also known as the Mandelion; now lost) from Edessa to Constantinople on 16 August 944
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  • Ralph Kiner becomes 1st Pirate to hit 3 consecutive HRs
  • In Greece, General Markos Vafiadis takes over the government.

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Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. The Lady from Twenty-Nine Palms - Tony Pastor & His Orchestra
  2. The Lady from 29 Palms - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra

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