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Saturday 24 May 1947

It was Saturday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Sybil Danning and Mike Reid in Altoona. Moss Rose, directed by Gregory Ratoff, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947 On TV people were watching In the Kelvinator Kitchen.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

Moss Rose

Directed by: Gregory Ratoff

Starring: Peggy Cummins, Victor Mature, Ethel Barrymore, Vincent Price

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Directed by: Alfred E. Green

Starring: Groucho Marx, Carmen Miranda, Steve Cochran, Andy Russell

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Repeat Performance

Directed by: Alfred L. Werker

Starring: Louis Hayward, Joan Leslie, Virginia Field, Tom Conway

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Dishonored Lady

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Starring: Hedy Lamarr, Dennis O'Keefe, John Loder, William Lundigan

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Directed by: William Keighley

Starring: Shirley Temple, Franchot Tone, Guy Madison, Lina Romay

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TV Series

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

In the Kelvinator Kitchen

Starring: Ray Forrest, Alma Kitchell

Country: United States

The Wife Saver

Starring: Allen Prescott

Country: United States

Birthday Party

Starring: Ted Brown, Aunt Grace, Bill Slater

Country: United States

Café Continental

Written by: Henry Caldwell

Starring: Claude Frederic

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Kraft Theatre

Starring: Ed Herlihy, Vaughn Taylor, Valerie Cossart, E.G. Marshall

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 May 1947 ?

  • Aldersgate Day (Methodism).
  • Canada: Victoria Day, on this date or the Monday before it. In Quebec, it is known as National Patriotes Day (JournTe nationale des patriotes). The holiday is often referred to as "May Two-Four," -- a "two-four" being slang for a case of beer with 24 bottles or cans.
  • Bermuda: Bermuda Day.
  • Eritrea: National Day.
  • Macedonia: Saints Cyril and Methodius Day celebrated as Macedonian Script and Culture Day.
Famous Birthdays:
  • Sybil Danning: American Playboy cover girl and an actress in impact roles.
  • Mike Reid in Altoona: Pennsylvania, USA; country singer ("Walk on Faith").
  • Luke Rittner: secretary-general (Arts Council).
  • Jean-Marie Le Sidaner: French philosophy teacher and writer who published anthologies and essays on art.
  • Colin Weir: Colin and his wife Chris, a couple from Largs, Scotland, won 161 millions pounds in Euromullions on 12 July 2011.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1947 ?

Top #5 songs in the USA
  1. I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
  2. The Red Silk Stockings and Green Perfume - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra
  3. I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder - Eddy Howard & His Orchestra
  4. That's My Desire - Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra (Vocal Don Cornell)
  5. Chi-Baba Chi-Baba (My Bambino Go To Sleep) - Perry Como

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