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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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The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

Release year: 1947

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders, Edna Best

Country: United States of America

Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street

Release year: 1947

Directed by: George Seaton

Starring: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Gene Lockhart

Country: United States of America

Possessed

Possessed

Release year: 1947

Directed by: Curtis Bernhardt

Starring: Joan Crawford, Van Heflin, Raymond Massey, Geraldine Brooks

Country: United States of America

Repeat Performance

Repeat Performance

Release year: 1947

Directed by: Alfred L. Werker

Starring: Louis Hayward, Joan Leslie, Virginia Field, Tom Conway

Moss Rose

Moss Rose

Release year: 1947

Directed by: Gregory Ratoff

Starring: Peggy Cummins, Victor Mature, Ethel Barrymore, Vincent Price