Wednesday 13 August 1947
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Gretchen Corbett in Camp Sherman and Fred Stanley.
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.
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- International Lefthanders Day
- St. Wigbert
- RC saints - Pontianus and Hippolytus, Radegunde (help against the pox), Cassianus of Imola (patron of shorthand-writers)
- In Brasil, Friday 13 August (agosto) is considered to be especially filled with sorrow (desgosto)
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 6 saints: St. Hippolytus
- St. Cassian
- St. John Berchmans
- St. John Bosco
- St. Radegund
- Roman festivals - Vertumnalias in honor of Vertumnus, and also Diana, on the Aventine hill
- Gretchen Corbett in Camp Sherman: Oregon, USA; actress (Beth Davenport - The Rockford Files).
- Fred Stanley: American baseball player and manager.
- John Stocker: Canadian voice actor and director.
- Margareta Winberg: Swedish politician Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden.
- Justus Thigpen: American basketball player.
- Johan H T Norlind: Swedish musicologist.
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