Tuesday 5 August 1947
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Rick Derringer and Angry Anderson.
'I Know Where I'm Going!', directed by Michael Powell, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
On TV people were watching Play the Game.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 5 August 1947 ?
- St. Memmius
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
- St. Afra and her companions
- Burkina Faso - Independence Day
- Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
- Rick Derringer: American musician, a singer, guitarist, songwriter and producer.
- Angry Anderson: Australian singer-songwriter and actor (Rose Tattoo The Party Boys and Buster Brown).
- Bernie Carbo: American baseball player and hairdresser.
- France Córdova: American astrophysicist and academic.
- Greg Leskiw: Canadian guitarist and songwriter (The Guess Who).
- Joannes D M Cornelissen: Historian (Johann de White).
- Netherlands ceases political action in Indonesia, due to UN pressure
- The Netherlands stops all political actions in Indonesia.
- Thor Heyerdahl's balsa wood raft, the ''Kon-Tiki'', smashes into the reef at Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands after a 101 day, 4,300 mile, voyage across the Eastern Pacific Ocean, proving that pre-historic peoples could hypothetically have traveled to the Central Pacific islands from South America.
- The Bombay Municipal Corporation formally takes over the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST).
- The Muslim majority region formed by the Partition of India gain independence from the British Empire and adopts the name '''Pakistan'''. While the transition is officially at midnight on this day, Pakistan celebrates its independence on August 14, compared with India on the 15th, because the Pakistan Standard Time is 30 minutes behind the standard time of India.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1947 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now (Decca) - Perry Como (Ted Weems Orchestra)
- I Ain't Mad at You - Count Basie & His Orchestra
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