Friday 5 December 1947
It was Friday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jugderdemidiin Gurragcha and Jim Plunkett in San Jose.
The Bishop's Wife, directed by Henry Koster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
On TV people were watching Americana.
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- Thailand - The King's Birthday, National Day, Father's Day
- Day of the Ninja
- Austria - Krampus
- Also see December 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - formerly: Saint Sabas
- Roman festivals - Faunalia celebrated in honor of Faunus (according to Horace, Odes 3.18)
- Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK - Saint Nicholas Eve (whom Dutch speakers call Sinterklaas, which became in other languages Santa Claus)
- Jugderdemidiin Gurragcha: first Mongolian space traveler (Soyuz 39).
- Jim Plunkett in San Jose: California, USA; NFL quarterback (New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders).
- James Plunkett: American football player, a quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner on 11/24/1971.
- Rebecca Wright: American dancer, one of the principal dancer with the Joffrey City Center Ballet since joining in 1966.
- Jim Plunkett: San Jose sports Champions.
- Rudy Fernandez: Filipino triathlete
- Bruce Golding: Jamaican lawyer and politician 8th Prime Minister of Jamaica
- Tony Gregory: Irish educator and politician (d. 2009)
- Jim Messina: American singer-songwriter guitarist and producer (Buffalo Springfield Loggins and Messina and Poco)
- Don Touhig: Welsh journalist and politician
- Rick Wills: English bass player (Foreigner Small Faces Bad Company Jokers Wild and The Jones Gang)
- Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
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