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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 1947.
The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Clement Attlee (Labour), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on May 1947: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 1947?


Events

  • 01 May 1947 Radar for commercial and private planes first demonstrated.
  • 02 May 1947 The movie ''Miracle on 34th Street'', a Christmastime classic, is first shown in theaters.
  • 03 May 1947 Japan forms a constitutional democracy.
  • 05 May 1947 Mississippi Valley flooding kills 16 and causes $850 million in damage.
  • 07 May 1947 Paraguayian Government unleashes contra revolt.
  • 08 May 1947 A movement among Saint Louis Cardinals' players to protest its first meeting with Jackie Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers is aborted by a talk from owner Sam Breadon.
  • 10 May 1947 Chocolate Soldier closes at Century Theater NYC after 69 performances
  • 11 May 1947 BF Goodrich announced the development of tubeless tire (Akron Ohio)
  • 12 May 1947 The animated cartoon film ''Rabbit Transit'', directed by Friz Freleng, is released.
  • 13 May 1947 US Senate approves the Taft-Hartley Act limiting the power of unions.
  • 17 May 1947 Street Scene closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 148 performances
  • 22 May 1947 Truman Doctrine goes into effect, aiding Turkey and Greece
  • 23 May 1947 PC Hooft prize forms for literature.
  • 25 May 1947 An airliner of the Flugfelag Íslands crashes into a mountainside, killing 25 people.
  • 31 May 1947 Communists grab power in Hungary.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in May 1947?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Mam'selle
  2. - April Showers
  3. - Red Silk Stockings and Green Perfume
  4. - My Adobe Hacienda
  5. - I Believe

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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City of God

City of God

Directed by: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund

Starring: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Country: United States of America

The Pianist

The Pianist

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Starring: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox

Country: United States of America

L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

Country: United States of America

A Face in the Crowd

A Face in the Crowd

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau

Country: United States of America

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

Directed by: Mansoor Khan

Starring: Aamir Khan, Ayesha Jhulka, Deepak Tijori, Pooja Bedi