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Saturday 17 May 1947

It was Saturday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Pam Golly and Andrew Latimer. Great Expectations, directed by David Lean, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947 while The Moneyman by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Wife Saver.
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TV Series

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

Birthday Party

Starring: Ted Brown, Aunt Grace, Bill Slater

Country: United States

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Juvenile Jury

Starring: Jack Barry, Red Skelton, Mary Small

Country: United States

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Public Prosecutor

Starring: John Howard, Anne Gwynne, Walter Sande

Country: United States

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The Army Hour

Country: United States

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The Teen-Age Show

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Great Expectations

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Tony Wager

Country: United States

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Born to Kill

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Claire Trevor, Lawrence Tierney, Walter Slezak

Country: United States

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Miracle on 34th Street

Directed by: George Seaton

Starring: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne

Country: United States

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The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders

Country: United States

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Odd Man Out

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: James Mason, Robert Newton, Cyril Cusack

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 May 1947 ?

Holidays:
  • Norwegian Constitution Day or Syttende Mai.
  • Dfa das Letras Galegas ("Galician Literature Day") ? holiday in Galicia, honouring the Galician language.
  • Bah�'f Faith ? Feast of 'Azaamat (Grandeur) ? First day of the fourth month of the Bah�'f Calendar.
  • Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
  • Saint Montanus
Famous Birthdays:
  • Pam Golly: American family trauma, the mother of Christopher and former wife of Steve; divorced in 1988.
  • Andrew Latimer: English singer-songwriter guitarist and producer (Camel).
  • Stephen Platten: English bishop.
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Facts:
  • Street Scene closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 148 performances

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Bulgarian man
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sen. Arthur Vandenberg -- May 12, 1947
  • Life: Woman in Riding outfits

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Books

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

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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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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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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