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Thursday 17 July 1947

It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer (see planets position on July 17, 1947). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Camilla Duchess of Cornwall and Mick Tucker. Deep Valley, directed by Jean Negulesco, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947 On TV people were watching Seaside Concert Parties.
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What the sky looked like on 17 July 1947

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Deep Valley

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Starring: Ida Lupino, Dane Clark, Wayne Morris, Fay Bainter

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Under the Tonto Rim

Directed by: Lew Landers

Starring: Tim Holt, Nan Leslie, Richard Martin, Tom Keene

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Bush Christmas

Directed by: Ralph Smart

Starring: Chips Rafferty, John Fernside, Stan Tolhurst, Pat Penny

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The Red Stallion

Directed by: Lesley Selander

Starring: Robert Paige, Noreen Nash, Ted Donaldson, Jane Darwell

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Killer Dill

Directed by: Lewis D. Collins

Starring: Stuart Erwin, Anne Gwynne, Frank Albertson, Mike Mazurki

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TV Series

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

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

The Borden Show

Starring: Vaughn Taylor

Country: United States

In the Kelvinator Kitchen

Starring: Ray Forrest, Alma Kitchell

Country: United States

The Wife Saver

Starring: Allen Prescott

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 July 1947 ?

Holidays:
  • Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
  • Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
  • South Korea - Constitution Day
  • Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
  • Feast Day of St Cynllo
Famous Birthdays:
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Famous Deaths:
  • Raoul Wallenberg: Swedish businessman and diplomat from a wealthy family who effectively pulled off the rescue of more than 12,000 Hungarian Jews as WW II was drawing to a close.
Facts:
  • The Indian passenger ship ''Ramdas'' is capsized by a cyclone at Mumbai, India, with 625 people killed.
  • Following wide media and UNSCOP coverage, ''The Exodus'' is captured by British troops and refused entry into Palestine at the port of Haifa.
  • President Harry S. Truman signs the Presidential Succession Act into law, which places the Speaker of the House and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate next in the line of succession after the Vice President.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on July 17, 1947 - Geocentric view

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