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Thursday 25 December 1947, Christmas

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Philippe Meyer and Pepe Smith. Secret Beyond the Door..., directed by Fritz Lang, 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 Superman Serials: The Complete 1948 & 1950 Theatrical Serials Collection.
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Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

The Ghost of Frankenstein

Directed by: Erle C. Kenton

Starring: Cedric Hardwicke, Lon Chaney Jr., Ralph Bellamy

Country: United States

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Secret Beyond the Door...

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Joan Bennett, Michael Redgrave, Anne Revere

Country: United States

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Buck Privates

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

Starring: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lee Bowman

Country: United States

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Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod

Starring: Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young

Country: United States

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The Paradine Case

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Charles Laughton

Country: United States

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TV Series

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

Dialing for Dollars

Country: United States

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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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Eye Witness

Starring: Ben Grauer

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 25 December 1947 ?

  • Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
  • Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
  • British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
  • Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
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  • Taiwan passes Human Rights laws (Day of Earth Law).
  • The Constitution of the Republic of China goes into effect.

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

Top #1 songs in the USA
  1. Serenade of the Bells - Jo Stafford

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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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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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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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