Wednesday 16 April 1947
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Odd Man Out, directed by Carol Reed, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
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Which were the important events of 16 April 1947 ?
- Saint Paternus
- Saint Bernadette
- Blessed HervT of Tours
- Saint Turibius
- Saint Fructuosus
- Saint Drogo.
- Saint Benedict Joseph Labre
- Mawlid in Shi'a Islam (2006).
- Birthday of the Danish sovereign, Queen Margrethe, celebrated in Greenland.
- Saints Martial, Urban, Eventius, Caecilian, Julia, and their companions, martyrs of 304
- Gerry Rafferty: Scottish musician, a folk and pop singer, guitarist and songwriter.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: American basketball star and collegiate champion who made his professional start with the Milwaukee Braves in 1969.
- Steven Lewis: American photographer, teacher, and historian.
- Rudolf Hoss: commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp (Born 1900).
- Lens to provide zoom effects demonstrated (New York City, New York).
- Texas City Disaster: An explosion on board a freighter in port causes the city of Texas City, Texas, to catch fire, killing almost 600.
- Bernard Baruch coins the term ''Cold War'' to describe the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union.
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- Roses in the Rain - Frankie Carle & His Orchestra
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