Wednesday 13 August 1947
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 13, 1947). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Gretchen Corbett and Fred Stanley.
The October Man, directed by Roy Ward Baker, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
On TV people were watching The Walter Compton News.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
What the sky looked like on 13 August 1947
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Which were the important events of 13 August 1947 ?
- 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
- 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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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1947 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- The Lady from Twenty-Nine Palms - Tony Pastor & His Orchestra
- The Lady from 29 Palms - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra