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Saturday 20 December 1947

It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Peter Criss[coula] in Brooklyn and Gigliola Cinquetti. A Double Life, directed by George Cukor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947 while The Miracle of the Bells by Russell Janne was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Howdy Doody Show.
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Old Newspapers

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TV Series

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

The Howdy Doody Show

Written by: E. Roger Muir

Starring: Bob Smith

Country: United States

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Television Playhouse

Country: United States

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Stump the Stars

Written by: Mike Stokey

Starring: Mike Stokey, Vincent Price

Country: United States

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Meet the Press

Starring: David Gregory, Tim Russert, Lawrence E. Spivak, Chuck Todd

Country: United States

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Eye Witness

Starring: Ben Grauer

Country: United States

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Movies

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

A Double Life

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Ronald Colman, Edmond O'Brien, Signe Hasso

Country: United States

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Beauty and the Beast

Directed by: Jean Cocteau

Starring: Jean Marais, Josette Day, Mila Parly

Country: United States

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The Bishop's Wife

Directed by: Henry Koster

Starring: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven

Country: United States

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Out of the Past

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas

Country: United States

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Gentleman's Agreement

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 20 December 1947 ?

Holidays:
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Dominic of Silos
  • Also see December 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The first All Faiths Day was celebrated in 2003 in Canandaigua, New York.
Famous Birthdays:
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Music Charts

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

Top #3 songs in the USA
  1. Johnny Mercer - A Gal in Calico
  2. (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons - Charlie Spivak & His Orchestra
  3. Serenade of the Bells - Jo Stafford

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Nightclub girls in large hats
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. -- Dec. 15, 1947
  • Life: Duke of Windsor

Books

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

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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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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