Thursday 14 August 1947
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Down to Earth, directed by Alexander Hall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released this week ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
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Which were the important events of 14 August 1947 ?
- Paraguay - Flag Day
- St. Maximilian Kolbe
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of several saints: St. Eusebius of Rome
- United States - National Code talkers Day
- Pakistan - Independence Day
- RC saints - Maximilian Kolbe (Polish Franciscan priest martyred by Nazis in 1941)
- Morocco - Allegiance of Oued Eddahab or Rfo de Oro
- United States - National Creamsicles Day
- Danielle Steel: American novelist, currently the best selling author alive and the fourth bestselling author of all time, with over 800 million copies sold.
- Michel Seurat: French hostage.
- Bruce Nash: American director producer and screenwriter.
- Jiro Taniguchi: Japanese author and illustrator.
- Joop van Daele: Dutch footballer and manager.
- Mildred Babe Didrikson Zaharias gives up amateur status for $300,000.
- India granted independence within British Commonwealth.
- Pakistan gains Independence from the British Indian Empire and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1947 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
- Near You - Francis Craig & His Orchestra
Make this date unforgettable
CD and DVD Birthday Cards
Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?
Retro and Vintage gifts
Have a look at retro and vintage objects from 14 August 1947 and get them!