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Friday 31 October 1947, Halloween

It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio (see planets position on October 31, 1947). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic). Famous people born on this day include Deidre Hall and Herman Van Rompuy. Gentleman's Agreement, directed by Elia Kazan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947 On TV people were watching Stump the Stars.
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What the sky looked like on 31 October 1947

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

Gentleman's Agreement

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield, Celeste Holm

Country: United States

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Wild Horse Mesa

Directed by: Wallace Grissell

Starring: Tim Holt, Nan Leslie, Richard Martin, Tom Keene

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Night Song

Directed by: John Cromwell

Starring: Dana Andrews, Merle Oberon, Ethel Barrymore, Hoagy Carmichael

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Her Husband's Affairs

Directed by: S. Sylvan Simon

Starring: Lucille Ball, Franchot Tone, Edward Everett Horton, Mikhail Rasumny

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Love from a Stranger

Directed by: Richard Whorf

Starring: John Hodiak, Sylvia Sidney, Ann Richards, John Howard

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Stump the Stars

Written by: Mike Stokey

Starring: Mike Stokey, Vincent Price

Country: United States

Viewers' Viewpoint

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Meet the Press

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

Country: United States

Eye Witness

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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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 31 October 1947 ?

  • October 31st is Nevada Day
  • Protestant Church - Reformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
  • Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Tim Starling Day
  • Cornwall - Allantide
  • October 31st is Halloween; also see Samhain (an approximate date)
Famous Birthdays:
  • Deidre Hall: American actress who was one of the most popular actresses in daytime soaps during the '80s, playing Dr. Marlena Evans in "Days of Our Lives.
  • Herman Van Rompuy: Belgian politician and first President of the European Council after the signing of the Lisbon Treaty which established the post as a permanent position; he was named to the post on November 20, 2009 and took office on December 1st.
  • Jennifer Hosten: Spanish Beauty Queen who won the title of "Miss World" in 11/1970.
  • Russ Ballard: Rocker (Argent).
  • Deidre Hall in Milwaukee: Wisconsin, USA; actress (Days of Our Lives, Our House).
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Planetary positions on this day

Planetary positions on October 31, 1947 - Geocentric view

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Music Charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1947 ?

Top #6 songs in the USA
  1. You Do - Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra
  2. Vic Damone - You Do
  3. Bing Crosby - You Do
  4. Too Fat Polka (I Don't Want Her-You Can Have Her-She's Too Fat For Me) - Arthur Godfrey
  5. Margaret Whiting - You Do
  6. Red Wing - Sam Donahue & His Orchestra

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