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Sunday 20 April 1947

It was Sunday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Bjorn Skifs and Élisabeth Descombes. Odd Man Out, directed by Carol Reed, 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 Juvenile Jury.
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TV Series

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

Juvenile Jury

Starring: Jack Barry, Red Skelton, Mary Small

Country: United States

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Public Prosecutor

Starring: John Howard, Anne Gwynne, Walter Sande

Country: United States

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The Army Hour

Country: United States

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The Teen-Age Show

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Close-Up

Starring: Evel Burns, The Beverley Sisters, Diana Decker

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Movies

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

Odd Man Out

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: James Mason, Robert Newton, Cyril Cusack

Country: United States

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This Happy Breed

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Robert Newton, Celia Johnson, Amy Veness

Country: United States

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Monsieur Verdoux

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Mady Correll, Allison Roddan

Country: United States

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The Farmer's Daughter

Directed by: H.C. Potter

Starring: Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore

Country: United States

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The Egg and I

Directed by: Chester Erskine

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Marjorie Main

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 April 1947 ?

Holidays:
  • USA- National High Five Day
  • Blessed Oda (d. 1158)
  • Saint Victor (d.303)
  • Saint Marcellinus
  • Ridv�n begins at sunset (Bah�'f Faith).
Famous Birthdays:
  • Bjorn Skifs: Swedish singer (Blue Swede).
  • Élisabeth Descombes: French business leader, a former executive director of La Tribune, then CEO of Radio Classique (DI group), and head of Challenges, a French language weekly business magazine.
  • Stephanie Buffington: American writer who sold her first TV screen play in 1977 as a movie special, "Three on a Date.
  • Rita Dionne-Marsolais: Canadian economist and politician.
  • David Leland: Cambridge, England -- Actor / director (Nothing But Trouble).
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Facts:
  • Frederik IX becomes King of Denmark.

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of April 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

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Pretty girls and flowering dogwood
  • Time: Baseball manager Leo Durocher
  • Life: Two children ready for Sunday school

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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