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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
  • 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 Cold War: The 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 ├Źslands crashes into a mountainside, killing 25 people.
  • 31 May 1947 Communists grab power in Hungary.
  • 29 May 1947 United Airlines Flight 521 crashes at LaGuardia Airport, killing 43.
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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?