Wednesday 8 January 1947
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see planets position on January 8, 1947). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include David Bowie and William Bonin.
Vacation Days, directed by Arthur Dreifuss, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
On TV people were watching Muffin the Mule.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 January 1947 ?
- Commonwealth Day is celebrated in Northern Mariana Islands.
- David Bowie: British rock star and actor with an exotic image, producing shows that staged flash and glitter with weird, sensational effects.
- William Bonin: American homicide; convicted of sex crimes and the rape of young boys from 1969.
- Michèle Delaunay
- Samuel Schmid: Swiss lawyer and politician 90th President of the Swiss Confederation.
- Antti Kalliomäki: Finnish pole vaulter and politician.
- Igor Ivanov in Leningrad: Russia; Canadian chess champion (1981-84, 1985-).
- Luke Williams: New Zealand-American wrestler.
- Laurie Walters: American actress.
- Don Bendell: American author & karate master.
- David Gates: American journalist and author.
- Gen George Marshall becomes Secretary of State
- Toronto Maple Leafs' rookie Howie Meeker scores five goals in a game.
- American General George Marshall becomes Secretary of State.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1947 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- Bing Crosby - A Gal in Calico
- Huggin' and a-Chalkin' - Johnny Mercer
- A Gal in Calico - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra (Vocal Eve Young)