Thursday 2 January 1947
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Dead Reckoning, directed by John Cromwell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
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- New Zealand ? Statutory holiday, Second day of New Year.
- United States - Bonza Bottler Day.
- Slovenia ? Second day of New Year.
- Scotland ? Second day of the Hogmanay Bank Holiday.
- Catholicism and Anglicanism ? Feast day of St. Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen.
- The eighth day of Christmas (and ninth night of same) in Western Christianity.
- Science Fiction Day
- Aleksandr Tikhonova: USSR -- Biathalon relay (1968, 72, 76, 80 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Lanny Bassham: United States -- Rifle-3 position (1976 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Valery Shary: Byelorussian Olympic champion weightlifter.
- Jack Hanna: American zoologist.
- Calvin Hill: NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys).
- David Shapiro: American poet, literary critic, and art historian
- Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali.
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