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.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • 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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Events

  • 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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Movies

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Mother Wore Tights

Mother Wore Tights

Directed by: Walter Lang

Starring: Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, Mona Freeman, Connie Marshall

Down to Earth

Down to Earth

Directed by: Alexander Hall

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Larry Parks, Marc Platt, Roland Culver

Country: United States of America

La casa colorada

La casa colorada

Directed by: Miguel Morayta

Starring: Pedro Armendáriz, Amanda del Llano, Bernardo Sancristóbal, Gilberto González

Kiss of Death

Kiss of Death

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Starring: Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray, Richard Widmark

Country: United States of America

Life with Father

Life with Father

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Starring: William Powell, Irene Dunne, Elizabeth Taylor, Edmund Gwenn

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

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TV Series

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Saturday Night at the Palace

Saturday Night at the Palace

Starring: Doreen Austin

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Play the Game

Play the Game

Starring: Robert McDermott

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Seaside Concert Parties

Seaside Concert Parties

Starring: Harry Brunning, Ken Douglas, Jimmy Edwards, Leonard Henry

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Musical Merry-Go-Round

Musical Merry-Go-Round

Starring: Jack Kilty, Frederick DeWilde, Penny Gerard, Eve Young

Country: United States of America

The Borden Show

The Borden Show

Starring: Vaughn Taylor

Country: United States of America

Days to next August 05

If August 05, 1947 is your birthday you're 73 years, 7 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 24 days.
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