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Wednesday 17 September 1947

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on September 17, 1947). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Marie-Thérèse Hermange and François Liberti. The Unsuspected, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947 On TV people were watching WJLA ABC 7 News.
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What the sky looked like on 17 September 1947

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Movies

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

The Unsuspected

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Claude Rains, Joan Caulfield, Audrey Totter, Constance Bennett

Country: United States

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The Spirit of West Point

Directed by: Ralph Murphy

Starring: Felix Blanchard, Glenn Davis, Robert Shayne, Anne Nagel

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Blonde Savage

Directed by: Steve Sekely

Starring: Leif Erickson, Gale Sherwood, Veda Ann Borg, Douglass Dumbrille

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A Ship Bound for India

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Starring: Holger Löwenadler, Anna Lindahl, Birger Malmsten, Gertrud Fridh

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Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome

Directed by: John Rawlins

Starring: Boris Karloff, Ralph Byrd, Anne Gwynne, Edward Ashley

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TV Series

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

WJLA ABC 7 News

Starring: Erik Mueller

Country: United States

Author Meets the Critics

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

Country: United States

Spanish Notebook

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

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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:
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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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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on September 17, 1947 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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

Top #5 songs in the USA
  1. Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra - I Wish I Didn't Love You So
  2. Near You - Alvino Rey & His Orchestra
  3. Johnny Mercer - Sugar Blues
  4. How Soon (Will I Be Seeing You) - Jack Owens
  5. Betty Hutton - I Wish I Didn't Love You So

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