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Thursday 30 October 1947

It was Thursday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Chris Komar and Timothy B Schmidt. Forever Amber, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947 while Lydia Bailey by Kenneth Roberts was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Meet the Press.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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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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Eye Witness

Starring: Ben Grauer

Country: United States

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Kukla, Fran and Ollie

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

Country: United States

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Play the Game

Starring: Robert McDermott

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Birthday Party

Starring: Ted Brown, Aunt Grace, Bill Slater

Country: United States

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Movies

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

Forever Amber

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Starring: Linda Darnell, Cornel Wilde, Richard Greene

Country: United States

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Song of Love

Directed by: Clarence Brown

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Paul Henreid, Robert Walker

Country: United States

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Nightmare Alley

Directed by: Edmund Goulding

Starring: Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray

Country: United States

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The Unsuspected

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Claude Rains, Joan Caulfield, Audrey Totter

Country: United States

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Unconquered

Directed by: Cecil B. De Mille

Starring: Gary Cooper, Paulette Goddard, Howard Da Silva

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 30 October 1947 ?

Holidays:
  • St. Marcel
  • Bl. John Slade
  • St. Theonestus
  • St. Talacrian
  • St. Herbert
Famous Birthdays:
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Facts:
  • 23 countries sign GATT agreement in Geneva
  • Darius Milhauds 3rd Symphony Hymnus Ambrosianus, premieres in Paris
  • The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), which is the foundation of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), is founded.
  • In Long Beach, California, the designer and airplane pilot Howard Hughes carries out the one and only flight of the ''Hughes H - 1 Hercules seaplane'', the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built and flown. This flight only lasted eight minutes.
  • An earthquake in the Chilean Andes kills 233 people.

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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. Dinah Shore - You Do
  3. I Wish I Didn't Love You So - Dick Haymes
  4. Kokomo, Indiana - Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra

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Magazine Covers

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

  • Life: Ambassador Lewis Douglas
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: India -- Oct. 27, 1947
  • Life: Folksingers fan

Books

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

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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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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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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