Sunday 16 March 1947
It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Philippe Bouchard and Thomas Morton.
The Egg and I, directed by Chester Erskine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
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- St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
- Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
- Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
- Saint Eusebia (+680)
- Saint Benedicta (+1260)
- Saint Agapitus
- The first day of the Bacchanalia in ancient Rome
- Philippe Bouchard: French physician, an endocrinologist.
- Thomas Morton: Brazilian psychokinetic, capable of many feats similar to Uri Geller and more, said to be able to transfer matter and make perfumes appear out of nowhere, feats that have been videotaped.
- Candie Reed: American artist, known for her impressionistic landscapes.
- James Sladky: American ice skater, won the championship for Ice Dance with partner Judy Schwomeyer.
- Ramzan Paskayev: Kazakh accordion player and composer.
- Convair Liner, first US twin-engine pressurized airplane, tested.
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- How Are Things in Glocca Mora? - Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
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