Thursday December 25, 1947, Christmas

US date format: 12/25/1947, UK date format: 25/12/1947

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 25, 1947). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Philippe Meyer and Pepe Smith. Brighton Rock, directed by John Boulting, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947 On TV people were watching Playroom.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?

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Brighton Rock

Directed by: John Boulting

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

Country: United States of America

I Walk Alone

Directed by: Byron Haskin

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

Country: United States of America

Killer McCoy

Directed by: Roy Rowland

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

The Paradine Case

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

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

Country: United States of America

If Winter Comes

Directed by: Victor Saville

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 25, 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.


  • Taiwan passes Human Rights laws (Day of Earth Law).
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 25, 1947?

    Top #1 songs in the USA

  1. Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane) - Gene Autry

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?


Directed by: Stephen Stahl

Little Audrey

Little Audrey

The BBC Television Newsreel

The Newscenter

Starring: Jim Vance

Country: United States of America

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