Saturday 18 October 1947
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Forever Amber, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
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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
- François Boureau: French physician specializing in neurophysiology and in the treatment of pain.
- 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).
- Luc Jouret: Belgian-Canadian cultist, born in Zaire, the charismatic leader of the Solar Temple Order.
- Paul Elliott: Comedian
- Joe Egan: Scottish musician who formed the group Stealer's Wheel with his long-time friend Gerry Rafferty. They released two albums and a single-release hit the charts in May 1973, before they dismembered with disillusions and management problems.
- 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.
- 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").
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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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