Sunday 31 August 1947
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Dark Passage, directed by Delmer Daves, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
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- Trinidad and Tobago - Independence Day (from Great Britain, 1962)
- Kyrgyzstan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- Malaysia - Hari Merdeka, a National Day (independence within the Commonwealth, 1957)
- Moldova: Day of Our Language (Limba Noastra)
- Calendar of Saints - Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, San Abbondio, Saint Raymond Nonnatus
- Mona Marshall: American voice actress and singer.
- Luca di Montezemolo: Italian businessman.
- Yumiko Ōshima: Japanese author and illustrator.
- Somchai Wongsawat: Thai lawyer and politician 26th Prime Minister of Thailand.
- Rita Dalla Chiesa: Italian television host, whose career began in 1982, when she presented the show "Vediamoci sul due" on air on Raidue, followed by "Pane e marmellata" with Fabrizio Frizzi, who became her second husband in 1992 until 1998, when they separated.
- Jesse Helm: American pro astrologer, popular with a large, ongoing clientele due to his acute, often pungent astrological observations and solid, common sense advice. Not well-known in the astrology community nationally, he lectured and taught classes locally in Manhattan, later in the Raleigh-Durham area, and toward the end of his life in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He was also a gifted Tarot reader and a student of things occult, including the Kabala.
- Luca Cordero: Italian attorney, the legal representative for Ferrari 1973-1976, Fiat, then Cizano Winery.
- Yumiko Oshima: Japanese manga artist
- Hungarian communist party wins election
- New York Giants set season record for HRs by a club 183 (en route to 221)
- The communists seize power in Hungary.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1947 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Jo Stafford - Feudin' and Fightin'
- I Have But One Heart (O Marinariello) - Vic Damone
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