Wednesday December 31, 1947, NewYear’s Eve

US date format: 12/31/1947, UK date format: 31/12/1947

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on December 31, 1947). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat). Famous people born on this day include Tim Matheson and Burton Cummings. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, directed by John Huston, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947 On TV people were watching Little Audrey.
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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The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett

Country: United States of America

Green Dolphin Street

Directed by: Victor Saville

Starring: Van Heflin, Lana Turner, Donna Reed, Richard Hart

The Exile

Directed by: Max Ophüls

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Maria Montez, Rita Corday, Henry Daniell

Return of the Bad Men

Directed by: Ray Enright

Starring: Randolph Scott, Robert Ryan, Anne Jeffreys, George 'Gabby' Hayes

That Hagen Girl

Directed by: Peter Godfrey

Starring: Ronald Reagan, Shirley Temple, Rory Calhoun, Lois Maxwell


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 31, 1947?


  • New Year's Eve on the Gregorian Calendar.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 31, 1947?

    Top #2 songs in the USA

  1. (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons - Dinah Shore
  2. Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens - Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five

TV Series

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

Little Audrey

Little Audrey


Directed by: Stephen Stahl

Kukla, Fran and Ollie

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

Country: United States of America

The Handle Bar

Starring: Jimmy Edwards, Charmian Innes, Humphrey Lestocq, Barry Phelps

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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