Tuesday August 05, 1947
US 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), the UK Prime Minister was Clement Attlee (Labour), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.
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.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the important events of August 05, 1947?
- St. Memmius
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Oswald
- St. Afra and her companions
- Burkina Faso - Independence Day
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- 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).
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- Joannes D M Cornelissen: Historian (Johann de White).
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