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Barbara Bush

Birthday Report for August 27th, 1947

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Events of the Month for Barbara Bush  

When Barbara Bush entered the world, these stories made the front page of the nation's newspapers: India is granted independence from Great Britain but not without major concessions. The British Commonwealth is divided into separate states for Hindus and Moslems. Pakistan is established for Moslems. In New York, the United Nations votes to admit Pakistan and Yemen. In other news, Great Britain opens its first atomic power plant. In the United States, Margaret Truman performs as a soprano soloist at the Hollywood Bowl. President Truman predicts that the U.S. government will end the 1948 fiscal year with a surplus of $4.7 billion.  


Entertainment News for the year Barbara Bush was born

Audiences were applauding these developments in the entertainment industry when Barbara Bush was an infant. Television is making its way into the hearts and homes of America with seven stations broadcasting. Meanwhile, on Broadway, it's the first year of the Tony Awards. In the movie theaters, Gentleman's Agreement takes the Best Picture Oscar. ThPopular Music when Barbara Bush was born. songs this year include For Sentimental Reasons and Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah.


When Barbara Bush was rocking in a cradle, these songs were topping the music charts: Back in 1947, the popular songs were: Anniversary Song performed by Al Jolson; Ballerina performed by Vaughn Monroe; Chi-baba Chi-baba sung by Perry Como; as well as Golden Earrings by Peggy Lee. Also topping the musical charts: Heartaches by Ted Weems; Mam'selle by Art Lund; Near You by Francis Craig Orchestra; and the ever popular Peg o' My Heart by The Harmonicats.

Movie News for the year Barbara Bush was born.

While Barbara Bush was discovering how to stand up, The Academy gave a standing ovation to these movies and actors: 'Gentleman's Agreement'- Directed by Elia Kazan won the Best Movie Academy Award in 1947. Also this year, the Academy Award for Best Actor went to Ronald Colman for his role in 'A Double Life' and the Best Actress Award went to Loretta Young for her role in 'The Farmer's Daughter'.

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