Thursday 17 July 1947
It was Thursday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Wolfgang Flur and Duchess of Cornwall Camilla.
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, directed by Irving Reis, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
On TV people were watching The Borden Show.
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- Kyoto, Japan - Gion Matsuri
- Various mathematics departments - Yellow Pig's Day
- South Korea - Constitution Day
- Puerto Rico - Luis Mu�oz Rivera's Birthday
- Feast Day of St Cynllo
- Iraq - Ba'ath Revolution Day
- Wolfgang Flur: German musician (Kraftwerk).
- Duchess of Cornwall Camilla: British news figure as the mistress of Prince Charles, heir to the throne of Great Britain.
- Camilla Bowles: Royalty.
- Joyce Anelay: Baroness Anelay of St John's English educator and politician.
- Robert Begerau: German footballer and manager.
- Raoul Wallenberg: Swedish businessman and diplomat from a wealthy family who effectively pulled off the rescue of more than 12,000 Hungarian Jews as WW II was drawing to a close.
- The Indian passenger ship ''Ramdas'' is capsized by a cyclone at Mumbai, India, with 625 people killed.
- Following wide media and UNSCOP coverage, ''The Exodus'' is captured by British troops and refused entry into Palestine at the port of Haifa.
- President Harry S. Truman signs the Presidential Succession Act into law, which places the Speaker of the House and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate next in the line of succession after the Vice President.
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