Tuesday 16 September 1947
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Aleksandr V Rutskoi and Andy Irvine.
Dark Passage, directed by Delmer Daves, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
On TV people were watching Author Meets the Critics.
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- Mexico - Independence Day (from Spain; proclaimed 1810, recognised 1821, instituted 1825; See Fiestas Patrias)
- Also see September 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- RC Saints - Saint Cyprian, Pope Cornelius, Saint Ludmila
- In ancient Greece, the third day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates walked to the sea at Phaleron and purified themselves in the water.
- Papua New Guinea - Independence Day (from Australia, 1975)
- Aleksandr V Rutskoi: Ukrainian Hero of the USSR / VP (1991- ).
- Andy Irvine: Rugby player.
- Ilona Gusenbauer: Austria -- High jumper (1972 Olympics - Bronze Medalist).
- Michael R McNulty: (Rep-D-New York).
- Russ Abbott: British TV comedian (September Song).
- Lucius Allen: NBA star (Milwaukee Bucks).
- Alexander Rutskoy: Russian politician and former fighter pilot, he took part in Russia's Afghanistan war. He served as the country's Vice President.from July 10, 1991 to October 4, 1993 when he lost a power struggle that he and President Boris Yeltsin had waged.
- Dusty Hughes: English director and playwright
- Enrique Krauze: Mexican historian critic and publisher
- John Cobb sets world auto speed record at 394.2 MPH.
- Typhoon Kathleen hits Saitama, Tokyo and Tone River area, at least 1,930 killed.
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