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Friday 24 October 1947

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio (see planets position on October 24, 1947). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Kevin Kline and Edgar Broughton. Body and Soul, directed by Robert Rossen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947 On TV people were watching Meet the Press.
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What the sky looked like on 24 October 1947

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Movies

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

Body and Soul

Directed by: Robert Rossen

Starring: John Garfield, Lilli Palmer, Hazel Brooks, Anne Revere

Country: United States

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Monsieur Vincent

Directed by: Maurice Cloche

Starring: Pierre Fresnay, Aimé Clariond, Jean Debucourt, Lise Delamare

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Cass Timberlane

Directed by: George Sidney

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Lana Turner, Zachary Scott, Tom Drake

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Escape Me Never

Directed by: Peter Godfrey

Starring: Errol Flynn, Ida Lupino, Eleanor Parker, Gig Young

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Christmas Eve

Directed by: Edwin L. Marin

Starring: George Raft, George Brent, Randolph Scott, Joan Blondell

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TV Series

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

Meet the Press

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

Country: United States

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The Handle Bar

Starring: Jimmy Edwards, Charmian Innes, Humphrey Lestocq, Barry Phelps

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Kukla, Fran and Ollie

Starring: Burr Tillstrom, Cecil Bill, Colonel Richard Crackie, Oliver J. Dragon

Country: United States

Seven Arts Quiz

Starring: Bill Slater

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 24 October 1947 ?

Holidays:
  • Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
  • Discordianism - Maladay
  • Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
  • R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
Famous Birthdays:
See other famous people born on 24 October
Facts:
  • Series of forest fires burn US$30 million of timber (New England States).
  • Walt Disney testifies to the House Un-American Activities Committee, naming Disney employees he believes to be communists.
  • The first Azad Kashmir Government is established by the Freedom Fighters within Pakistan, headed by Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan as its first President supported by the government of Pakistan.

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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 24, 1947 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

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

Top #4 songs in the USA
  1. Mickey - Ted Weems & His Orchestra
  2. I Wish I Didn't Love You So - Dick Haymes
  3. Kokomo, Indiana - Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra
  4. Dinah Shore - You Do

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