Friday 8 August 1947
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jose Cruz and Larry Wilcox in San Diego.
Life with Father, directed by Michael Curtiz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
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 8 August 1947 ?
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least ? saints: St. Dominic de Guzman, priest, (1170-1221).
- Sweden - Namesday of Queen Silvia, an Official Flag Day.
- Taiwan: Father's Day. (In Mandarin, Ba Ba means father and 8-8, or August 8).
- St. Hormisdas
- St. Smaragdus (and companions)
- St. Largus
- St. Cyriacus
- Jose Cruz: Leftfielder (St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros).
- Larry Wilcox in San Diego: California, USA; actor (Lassie, CHiPs).
- Terangi Adam: Nauruan politician.
- Ken Dryden: Canadian hockey player, lawyer, author and politician.
- Louis Sankalé: French Catholic clergyman, the Bishop of Nice from March 2005 to August 2013.
- Eddy Peelman:
- José Cruz: Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach
- Larry Wilcox: American actor director and producer
- Anton Ivanovich Denikin: Russian general (Born 1872).
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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