Tuesday 5 August 1947US date format: 8/5/1947, UK date format: 5/8/1947
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 5, 1947). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat).
Famous people born on this day include Rick Derringer and Geneviève Yavchitz.
Mother Wore Tights, directed by Walter Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
On TV people were watching Saturday Night at the Palace.
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- St. Memmius
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
- St. Afra and her companions
- Burkina Faso - Independence Day
- Croatia - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day
- Rick Derringer: American musician, a singer, guitarist,...
- Geneviève Yavchitz
- Joseph-Marie Verlinde
- Elisabeth Vonarburg
- Klaus Schulze: Composer.
- Greg Leskiw: Canadian guitarist and songwriter (The...
- Angry Anderson: Australian singer-songwriter and actor...
- Bernie Carbo: American baseball player and...
- France Córdova: American astrophysicist and academic.
- Joannes D M Cornelissen: Historian (Johann de White).
- Netherlands ceases political action in Indonesia, due to UN pressure
- The Netherlands stops all political actions in Indonesia.
- Thor Heyerdahl's balsa wood raft, the ''Kon-Tiki'', smashes into the reef at Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands after a 101 day, 4,300 mile, voyage across the Eastern Pacific Ocean, proving that pre-historic peoples could hypothetically have traveled to the Central Pacific islands from South America.
- The Bombay Municipal Corporation formally takes over the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST).
- The Muslim majority region formed by the Partition of India gain independence from the British Empire and adopts the name '''Pakistan'''. While the transition is officially at midnight on this day, Pakistan celebrates its independence on August 14, compared with India on the 15th, because the Pakistan Standard Time is 30 minutes behind the standard time of India.