Friday 24 October 1947
It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Edgar Broughton and Kevin Kline in Saint Louis.
Forever Amber, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
On TV people were watching The Handle Bar.
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- Also see October 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, the date is mentioned to Frodo Baggins by Gandalf upon his waking in Rivendell.
- Discordianism - Maladay
- Zambia - Independence Day (1964)
- R.C. Saints - optional memorial of Antonio Maria Claret
- United Nations Day (charter 1945)
- Edgar Broughton: Rocker.
- Kevin Kline in Saint Louis: Missouri, USA; actor (Sophie's Choice, The Big Chill).
- Kevin Kline: American actor and director.
- Series of forest fires burn US$30 million of timber (New England States).
- Walt Disney testifies to the House Un-American Activities Committee, naming Disney employees he believes to be communists.
- The first Azad Kashmir Government is established by the Freedom Fighters within Pakistan, headed by Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan as its first President supported by the government of Pakistan.
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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