Thursday 22 May 1947
It was Thursday, under the sign of Gemini. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Great Expectations, directed by David Lean, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
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- Saint Humilita
- Saint Rita of Cascia
- Victoria Day in Canada
- World Biodiversity Day.
- Republic of Yemen - National Day.
- National Heroes Day in Sri Lanka.
- National Maritime Day in the United States.()
- Saint Atto
- Saint Emile
- Saint Fulk
- Saint Lupus
- Saint Romanus
- Saint Julia
- Saint Renata of Bavaria
- Mohamed Hashish: Egyptian-born research scientist.
- Franz Koglmann: Austrian jazz composer.
- Joseph McFadden: American bishop (d. 2013).
- Andreas Michalitsianos: Egyptian-American astronomer and astrophysicist (d. 1997).
- Andreas Gerasimos Michalitsianos: Greek-American astronomer and a NASA astrophysicist (d. 1997).
- Truman Doctrine goes into effect, aiding Turkey and Greece
- 1st US ballistic missile fired
- First US ballistic missile fired.
- Cold War: in an effort to fight the spread of Communism, U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs an act into law that will later be called the Truman Doctrine. The act grants $400 million in military and economic aid to Turkey and Greece, each battling an internal Communist movement.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1947 ?
Top #1 songs in the USA
- I Wonder, I Wonder, I Wonder - Eddy Howard & His Orchestra
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