Wednesday 20 August 1947
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Shoeshine, directed by Vittorio De Sica, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
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Which were the important events of 20 August 1947 ?
- Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
- RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Estonia - Restoration Day
- Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
- Alan Lee: English painter and illustrator.
- James Pankow: American trombonist and songwriter (Chicago).
- José Wilker: Brazilian actor director and producer (d. 2014).
- Ray Wise: American actor.
- Jennie George: Australian labor union executive.
- Franz VM Cumont: Belgian religious historian, dies at 79.
- Boston Braves hit a million attendance for 1st time
- Turner Caldwell in D-558-I sets aircraft speed record, 1131 kph.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1947 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- The Lady from Twenty-Nine Palms - Tony Pastor & His Orchestra
- The Lady from 29 Palms - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra
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