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Tuesday 19 August 1947

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gerald McRaney in Collins and Joël Hallais. Shoeshine, directed by Vittorio De Sica, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947 while Gentleman's Agreement by Laura Z. Hobson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Walter Compton News.
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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?

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

Musical Merry-Go-Round

Starring: Jack Kilty, Frederick DeWilde, Penny Gerard, Eve Young

Country: United States

Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

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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Life with Father

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: William Powell, Irene Dunne, Elizabeth Taylor

Country: United States

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Black Narcissus

Directed by: Michael Powell

Starring: Deborah Kerr, David Farrar, Flora Robson

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 August 1947 ?

Holidays:
  • Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
  • RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
  • Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
  • National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
  • National Aviation Day, USA
Famous Birthdays:
  • Gerald McRaney in Collins: Mississippi, USA; actor (Simon and Simon, Major Dad).
  • Joël Hallais: French race horse jockey, a harnessed trot racer, the brother of Jean-Claude.
  • Gerard Schwarz: American conductor, a former trumpet virtuoso of the first rank who resigned from the New York Philharmonic in 1975 to concentrate on conducting.
  • Henry Weingarten: American astrologer, head of a New York school and specialist in financial astrology.
  • Dave Dutton: English actor and screenwriter.
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Famous Deaths:
  • Ernst Laqueur: Dut chemist / psychologist (sexual hormones), dies at 67.
Facts:
  • J Arens and D van Dorpen synthetise vitamin A

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Music Charts

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

Top #2 songs in the USA
  1. The Lady from 29 Palms - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra
  2. The Lady from Twenty-Nine Palms - Tony Pastor & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Lord Louis Mountbatten
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Andrei A. Gromyko -- Aug. 18, 1947
  • Life: Ella Raines

Books

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

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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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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