Tuesday 1 April 1947
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Alain Connes and Alain Lefebvre.
The Farmer's Daughter, directed by H.C. Potter, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
On TV people were watching Juvenile Jury.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 April 1947 ?
- Saint Waleric
- Saint Hugh of Grenoble
- Orissa - a state in eastern India celebrates "Utkal Divas", its statehood day.
- India - Start of financial year.
- Canada - Beginning of government's fiscal year.
- Japan - The official start of school years in most universities and schools. Also, the official First Day of Work at companies and offices for new university graduates hires, marked by welcoming ceremonies and speeches.
- April 1 is known as April Fool's Day or All Fools' Day in many countries.
- Roman Empire - Veneralia celebrated to honor Venus.
- In San Marino, two Captains Regent, elected by Parliament, take office for six months.
- Last day of the Assyrian New Year Celebration
- Saint Jacoba
- International Day of the Birds.
- In England and Wales, local government reorganisations traditionally happen on April 1.
- Brielle celebrates victory of 1572 over Spaniards.
- Pigasus Award announcement.
- Alain Connes: French mathematician, currently Professor at the Collège de France, IHÉS, The Ohio State University and Vanderbilt University.
- Alain Lefebvre: French journalist who founded the ephemeral Magazine 'hebdo' while managing the 'groupe Media' and 'L'Histoire' magazine.
- Ingrid Steeger: German actress and comedienne.
- Norman Van Lier: American athlete, pro-basketball player, drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 1969.
- Neşe Karaböcek: Turkish singer and actress.
- Philippe Kirsch: Canadian lawyer and judge
- Francine Prose: American author critic and academic
- Robin Scott: English singer-songwriter and guitarist (M)
- Norm Van Lier: American basketball player coach and sportscaster (d. 2009)
- 1st Jewish immigrants to Israel disembark at Port of Eilat
- Paul becomes king of Greece, on the death of his childless elder brother, George II.
Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1947 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- How are Things in Glocca Mora? - Dick Haymes
- Art Lund - Mam'selle
- Linda - Charlie Spivak & His Orchestra
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