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Tuesday 30 December 1947

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Michael Burns in Mineola and Stephanus S. Secret Beyond the Door..., directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947 while Dinner at Antoine's by Frances Parkinson Keyes 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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TV Series

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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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Meet the Press

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

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Topper

Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod

Starring: Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young

Country: United States

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The Ghost of Frankenstein

Directed by: Erle C. Kenton

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

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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Secret Beyond the Door...

Directed by: Fritz Lang

Starring: Joan Bennett, Michael Redgrave, Anne Revere

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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Historical Events

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Holidays:
  • The sixth day of Christmas in Western Christianity.
  • R.C. Saints - Pope Felix I (optional memorial)
  • Philippines - Rizal Day
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Facts:
  • 36th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1).
  • Romanian republic proclaimed.
  • King Michael of Romania is forced to abdicate by the Soviet Union-backed Communist government of Romania.
  • The Doomsday Clock of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is introduced.
  • The House Un-American Activities Committee begins its investigations into communism in Hollywood.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1947?

  • Life: Pretty girl in Miami
  • Time: Painting by Alesso Baldovinetti' 'Madonna and Child' from the National Gallery Art, Kress Collectio
  • Life: Christmas carols

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Dinner at Antoine's

By: Frances Parkinson Keyes

Orson Foxworth celebrates his return to New Orleans by giving a dinner in the 1840 room at Antoines restaurant, ostensibly planned to present his niece for the Carnival festivities and to renew his romance with Amelie Lalande.

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The Naked and the Dead

By: Norman Mailer

Hailed as one of the finest novels to come out of the Second World War, The Naked and the Dead received unprecedented critical acclaim upon its publication and has since become part of the American canon.

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Tomorrow Will Be Better

By: Betty Smith

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The Big Fisherman

By: Lloyd C. Douglas

Story of Simon Peter who gives up fishing to become an Apostle of Jesus

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