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Friday 26 December 1947

It was Friday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on December 26, 1947). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Jean Échenoz and Dominique Baratelli. 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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Movies

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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 Newscenter

Starring: Jim Vance

Country: United States

Public Prosecutor

Starring: John Howard, Anne Gwynne, Walter Sande

Country: United States

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Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 26 December 1947 ?

Holidays:
  • First day of Kwanzaa
  • Australia - Proclamation Day (South Australian public holiday), for the foundation of the Australian state of South Australia on December 28, 1836 but commemorated on this day.
  • Wrenboys celebrate Wren in Ireland
  • Period of Ursids meteor shower ends about this day
  • Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia - Tsunami Awareness Day/Tsunami Memorial (or Remembrance) Day
Famous Birthdays:
  • Jean Échenoz
  • Dominique Baratelli: French international football (soccer) player, a goalkeeper who played 21 times for France and was called another 25 times as a backup goalkeeper.
  • James T Conway: 34th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps.
  • Richard L McCormick: President of Rutgers University.
  • Jean Echenoz: French writer, winner of the 1999 Goncourt award for his novel "Je m’en vais," published by the "Editions de Minuit.
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Facts:
  • Cradle Will Ruck opens at Mansfield Theater NYC for 34 performances
  • British transfer Heard and McDonald Islands (Indian Ocean) to Australia.
  • Heavy snow blankets Northeast USA, buries New York City under 25.8 inches of snow in 16 hours; the same day, Los Angeles sets a record high of 84 degrees F.

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Planetary positions on this day

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