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Tuesday 23 December 1947

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 23, 1947). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Susan Lucci and Astrid Zekul. Brighton Rock, directed by John Boulting, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947 On TV people were watching Playroom.
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What the sky looked like on 23 December 1947

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Movies

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

Brighton Rock

Directed by: John Boulting

Starring: Richard Attenborough, Hermione Baddeley, William Hartnell, Harcourt Williams

Country: United States

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I Walk Alone

Directed by: Byron Haskin

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas, Wendell Corey

Country: United States

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Killer McCoy

Directed by: Roy Rowland

Starring: Mickey Rooney, Brian Donlevy, Ann Blyth, James Dunn

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The Paradine Case

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Charles Laughton, Charles Coburn

Country: United States

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If Winter Comes

Directed by: Victor Saville

Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Deborah Kerr, Angela Lansbury, Binnie Barnes

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TV Series

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

Playroom

Directed by: Stephen Stahl

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The BBC Television Newsreel

The Newscenter

Starring: Jim Vance

Country: United States

Public Prosecutor

Starring: John Howard, Anne Gwynne, Walter Sande

Country: United States

Photographic Horizons

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 23 December 1947 ?

Holidays:
  • Festivus (from sitcom Seinfeld)
  • Oaxaca - Night of the Radishes
  • Secular humanism (American) - HumanLight observed
  • R.C. Saints - John Cantius ; Thorlac Thorhallsson, patron saint of Iceland
  • Sweden - Birthday of Queen Silvia, an official flag day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Susan Lucci
  • Astrid Zekul: German physicist, mathematician, parapsychologist, esoteric and professional astrologer since 1983, also an imagination and meditation instructor.
  • Bill Rodgers: American runner who dominated the American road racing scene as the record holder for best Marathon time from 1975.
  • Graham Bonnet: English singer-songwriter (The Marbles Rainbow Anthem and Michael Schenker Group).
  • Bill Rodgers marathon runner (Boston: New York).
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Facts:
  • Transistor invented by Bardeen, Brattain and Shockley in Bell Labs
  • Three scientists at Bell Telephone Laboratories in the USA, William Shockley, Walter Brattain, and John Bardeen demonstrate their new invention of the point-contact transistor amplifier. The name transistor is short for "transfer resistor".
  • The transistor is first demonstrated at Bell Laboratories.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on December 23, 1947 - Geocentric view

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