Sunday March 16, 1947

US date format: 3/16/1947, UK date format: 16/3/1947

It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 16, 1947). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Candie Reed and Denis Merville. Carnival in Costa Rica, directed by Gregory Ratoff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947 On TV people were watching Muffin the Mule.
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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?

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Carnival in Costa Rica

Directed by: Gregory Ratoff

Starring: Dick Haymes, Vera-Ellen, Cesar Romero, Celeste Holm

Lost Honeymoon

Directed by: Leigh Jason

Starring: Franchot Tone, Ann Richards, Tom Conway, Frances Rafferty

The Egg and I

Directed by: Chester Erskine

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Marjorie Main, Louise Allbritton

Country: United States of America

My Favorite Brunette

Directed by: Elliott Nugent

Starring: Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr.

Country: United States of America

The Red House

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Lon McCallister, Judith Anderson, Rory Calhoun

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

Which were the important events of March 16, 1947?


  • St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
  • Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
  • Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
  • Saint Eusebia (+680)
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  • Convair Liner, first US twin-engine pressurized airplane, tested.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of March 16, 1947?

    Top #1 songs in the USA

  1. How Are Things in Glocca Mora? - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Muffin the Mule

Written by: Ann Hogarth, Annette Mills

Starring: Annette Mills

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Household Hints

Show Business, Inc.

Country: United States of America

Small Fry Club

Starring: Bob Emery, Howard J. Schuman

Country: United States of America

Television Dancing Club

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