Friday April 18, 1947

US date format: 4/18/1947, UK date format: 18/4/1947

It was Friday, under the sign of Aries (see birth chart on April 18, 1947). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include James Woods and Herbert Mullin. Born to Kill, directed by Robert Wise, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947 On TV people were watching Doorway to Fame.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?

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Born to Kill

Directed by: Robert Wise

Starring: Claire Trevor, Lawrence Tierney, Walter Slezak, Phillip Terry

Country: United States of America

High Barbaree

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: Van Johnson, June Allyson, Thomas Mitchell, Marilyn Maxwell

New Orleans

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

Starring: Arturo de Córdova, Dorothy Patrick, Marjorie Lord, Irene Rich

Philo Vance Returns

Directed by: William Beaudine

Starring: William Wright, Vivian Austin, Leon Belasco, Clara Blandick

Bells of San Angelo

Directed by: William Witney

Starring: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Andy Devine


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 18, 1947?


  • Saint Galdino (d. 1176)
  • Saint Perfecto (d. 850)
  • Saint Agia (Aya) (d. 707)
  • Saint Timon
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  • Royal Navy detonates 6,800 tons of explosives in an attempt to demolish the fortified island of Heligoland, Germany, thus creating one of the largest man-made non-nuclear explosions in history.

    Famous Deaths

  • Josef Tiso: Slovakian leader (Born 1887), Nazi...
  • Benny Leonard: lightweight boxing champion (1917-25),...
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of April 18, 1947?

    Top #3 songs in the USA

  1. My Melancholy Baby - Sam Donahue & His Orchestra
  2. Free Eats - Count Basie & His Orchestra
  3. Linda - Paul Weston & His Orchestra

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?

Doorway to Fame

Starring: Johnny Olson, Ned Harvey, Joe Bolton

Country: United States of America

Juvenile Jury

Starring: Jack Barry, Red Skelton, Mary Small

Country: United States of America

Show Business, Inc.

Country: United States of America

Small Fry Club

Starring: Bob Emery, Howard J. Schuman

Country: United States of America

Television Dancing Club

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