Saturday 18 October 1947
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Luc Journet and John Johnson.
Forever Amber, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
On TV people were watching The Handle Bar.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Also see October 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- French Republican Calendar - Piment (Chili Pepper) Day, twenty-seventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- R.C. Church, Anglican communion, et alii - Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist
- USA : Alaska: Alaska Day
- Luc Journet: Belgian Physician (Order of Zonnetempel).
- John Johnson: NBA basketball player (Seattle SuperSonic).
- Laura Nyro in the Bronx: New York, USA; singer/songwriter ("Eli's Coming", "Stoney End").
- Joe Egan: Scottish musician who formed the group Stealer's Wheel with his long-time friend Gerry Rafferty.
- François Boureau: French physician specializing in neurophysiology and in the treatment of pain.
- Luc Jouret: Belgian-Canadian cultist, born in Zaire, the charismatic leader of the Solar Temple Order. He was held responsible for the violent death, a mass murder of collective suicide, of 53 of his following, 48 in Switzerland and 5 in Canada, on 10/04/1994.
- Laura Nyro: American singer-songwriter, Nyro began her song-writing career early. At age 17, she had already written, "And When I Die," made popular by Peter, Paul and Mary and later by Blood, Sweat and Tears.
- Paul Elliott: Comedian
- Paul Chuckle: English comedian actor and screenwriter
- Job Cohen: Dutch scholar and politician Mayor of Amsterdam
- Joe Morton: NYC, New York -- Actor (Hal-Grady, Abel Marsh-Another World)
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1947 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- The Lady from 29 Palms - Andrews Sisters
- Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo) - Jack Smith
- An Apple Blossom Wedding - Eddy Howard & His Orchestra
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