Monday 8 September 1947
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Amos Biwott and Ann Beattie in Washington DC.
Dark Passage, directed by Delmer Daves, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
while The Miracle of the Bells by Russell Janne was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Walter Compton News.
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- Amos Biwott: Uasin Gishee, Kenya -- 3K steeplechaser (1968 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Ann Beattie in Washington DC: USA; short story writer (New Yorker Magazine).
- Halldor Asgrimsson: former Prime Minister of Iceland.
- Jean-Michel Larqué: French football player, midfielder, captain of the prestigious A.S.
- Michel Larque: .
- Valery Afanassiev: Russian pianist and conductor
- Halldór Ásgrímsson: Icelandic accountant and politician 22nd Prime Minister of Iceland (d. 2015)
- Ann Beattie: American author and academic
- Benjamin Orr: American bassist and singer (The Cars) (Born 1947)
- Marianne Wiggins: American author
- British government sails Exodus with fugitives from Nazis
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