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Tuesday 19 August 1947

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 19, 1947). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Gerard Schwarz and Joël Hallais. Dark Passage, directed by Delmer Daves, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947 On TV people were watching The Walter Compton News.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Dark Passage

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett, Agnes Moorehead

Country: United States

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The October Man

Directed by: Roy Ward Baker

Starring: John Mills, Joan Greenwood, Edward Chapman, Kay Walsh

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Song of the Thin Man

Directed by: Edward Buzzell

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn, Dean Stockwell

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Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: George Sanders, Lucille Ball, Charles Coburn, Boris Karloff

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Captain Boycott

Directed by: Frank Launder

Starring: Stewart Granger, Kathleen Ryan, Cecil Parker, Mervyn Johns

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TV Series

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

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

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

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 19 August 1947 ?

  • 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:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • J Arens and D van Dorpen synthetise vitamin A

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Planetary positions on August 19, 1947 - Geocentric view

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