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Wednesday 17 September 1947

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Robert Kidd and James Watkins. Unconquered, directed by Cecil B. De Mille, 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 Author Meets the Critics.
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TV Series

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Author Meets the Critics

Starring: John Barkham, Ray Brock, H.V. Kaltenborn, Quentin Reynolds

Country: United States

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

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Seaside Concert Parties

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

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Movies

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

Unconquered

Directed by: Cecil B. De Mille

Starring: Gary Cooper, Paulette Goddard, Howard Da Silva

Country: United States

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Dark Passage

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett

Country: United States

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Shoeshine

Directed by: Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Rinaldo Smordoni, Franco Interlenghi, Annielo Mele

Country: United States

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Body and Soul

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: John Garfield, Lilli Palmer, Hazel Brooks

Country: United States

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Down to Earth

Directed by: Alexander Hall

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Larry Parks, Marc Platt

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 September 1947 ?

Holidays:
  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Robert Kidd: Marine geoscientist.
  • James Watkins: American merchandising marketeer and CEO of Golden Valley Microwave, a manufacturer of microwavable popcorn and frozen potato products.
  • Gail Levine: American author.
  • Tessa Jowell: English social worker and politician Minister for the Cabinet Office.
  • Jeff MacNelly: American political cartoonist (Born 1948).
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Facts:
  • Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News
  • US Department of Defense forms
  • James Forrestal sworn in as first US secretary of defense.
  • September 21 ampndash The 1947 Fort Lauderdale Hurricane in southeastern Florida, and also in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, causes widespread damage and kills 51 people.
  • National Security Act of 1947 becomes effective on this day creating the United States Air Force, National Security Council and the Central Intelligence Agency.

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Music Charts

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Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Bing Crosby - Feudin' and Fightin'

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Madame Du Barry
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Sophie Gimbel -- Sep. 15, 1947
  • Life: Little English girl hugging Dog

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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