Thursday 7 August 1947
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Kerry Reid and Mosibudi Mangena.
Life with Father, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
while The Moneyman by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Play the Game.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 7 August 1947 ?
- Kerry Reid
- Mosibudi Mangena: South African black leader (On Your Own).
- Suthivelu : Indian actor (d. 2012).
- Franciscus Henri: Dutch-Australian singer-songwriter.
- Sofia Rotaru: Ukrainian singer-songwriter producer and actress.
- Balsa raft Kon Tiki crashes into a Polynesian archipelago reef
- Thor Heyerdahl's balsa wood raft the Kon-Tiki, smashes into the reef at Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands after a 101-day, 7,000 kilometres (4,300 mi) journey across the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to prove that pre-historic peoples could have traveled from South America.
- The Bombay Municipal Corporation formally takes over the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST).
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1947 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now (Decca) - Perry Como (Ted Weems Orchestra)
- I Ain't Mad at You - Count Basie & His Orchestra
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