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Sunday 17 August 1947

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 17, 1947). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Peter McDougall and Sylvia Nasar. 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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What the sky looked like on 17 August 1947

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Movies

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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Lured

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

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 August 1947 ?

Holidays:
  • Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
  • Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
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Facts:
  • The Radcliffe Line, the border between Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on August 17, 1947 - Geocentric view

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Magazine Covers

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

Life magazine Beano comics

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Music Charts

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

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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