Monday 3 February 1947
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Melanie [Safka] in Astoria and Joe Coleman baseball pitcher (Washington Nationals.
Lady in the Lake, directed by Robert Montgomery, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
On TV people were watching Dancing on Air.
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Which were the important events of 3 February 1947 ?
- Saints Berlindis, Celsa and Nona.
- Japan - the festival of Setsubun before spring.
- United States - Four Chaplains Day.
- Saint Blaise, Catholics visit churches to have their throats blessed.
- Saint Ansgar, patron saint of Denmark
- Mozambique - Heroes' Day.
- Saint Werburgh
- Saint Hadelin (+690)
- Melanie [Safka] in Astoria: New York, USA; singer/songwriter (Candles in the Rain).
- Joe Coleman baseball pitcher (Washington Nationals: Detroit Tigers).
- Koos Alberts: [Krommenhoek]; Dutch vocalist ("Many More Years to Come").
- Paul Auster: American author and director whose writing blends absurdism, existentialism, crime fiction, and the search for identity and personal meaning in works such as The New York Trilogy (1987), Moon Palace (1989), The Music of Chance (1990), The Book of Illusions (2002), and The Brooklyn Follies (2005).
- Dave Davies: British musician who organized "The Kinks" in late '63 with his brother Ray, playing a sizzling corkscrewing guitar.
- Maurizio Micheli: Italian comedian who participated in the Fantastico, a special show.
- Melanie Safka: American songwriter, recording artist and poet, who wrote her own material. Her attitude was light, childlike and free, as she preferred a world of beauty and sympathy. Her songs included "I've got A Brand New Pair of Rollerskates, You've Got A Brand New Key," which became a catchy hit.
- Carlos Belo: East Timorese bishop
- Stephen McHattie: Canadian actor and director
- 1st black reporter in Congressional press gallery (Percival Prattis)
- Anchorage, Alaska, reaches a record low temperature: -38 degrees F.
- The lowest temperature in North America is recorded in Snag, Yukon.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1947 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
- Managua, Nicaragus - Kay Kyser & His Orchestra
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