Sunday 23 February 1947
It was Sunday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Pursued, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
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- Saint Milburga
- Roman Empire - Terminalia held in honor of Terminus.
- Russia - Defender of the Fatherland Day (formerly Red Army Day or Day of Soviet Army and Navy).
- Blessed odilia of Mombeek
- Guyana - Mashramani-Republic Day.
- Brunei - National Day.
- Catholicism - Feast day of Saint Polycarp of Smyrna (died 155)
- Saint Lazarus (d.867)
- Shakira Caine: Guyana -- Actress (Man Who be King) / Miss Guyana (1967).
- Pia Kjærsgaard: Danish politician.
- Anton Mosimann: Swiss chef and author.
- Pia Kjaersgaard: Danish politician.
- John McWethy: American journalist (d. 2008).
- Gen Eisenhower opens drive to raise $170M in aid for European Jews
- American General Dwight Eisenhower opens drive to raise US$170 million in aid for European Jews.
- The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is founded.
- John C. Hennessy, Jr., brings the first Volkswagen Beetle to the United States. He purchased the 1946 VW from the U.S. Army Post Exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, while serving in the U.S. Army. The Beetle was shipped from Bremerhaven, arriving in New York this day.Copies of the bill of sale as well as the shipping documents and a letter from the Port of New York confirming the arrival of the VW can be found in Hennessy’s book ''The Bride and the Beetle''.
- The state of Prussia officially ceases to exist.
- The worst-ever train crash in Japan kills 184 people.
- The United States grants France a military base in Casablanca.
- In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with large loss of civilian lives.
- The International Monetary Fund begins to operate.
- Wernher von Braun marries his first cousin, the 18-year-old Maria von Quirstorp.
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Top #2 songs in the USA
- Anniversary Song - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
- Anniversary Song - Tex Beneke & The Glenn Miller Orchestra
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