Saturday 13 December 1947
It was Saturday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Darlene Cates and Dave Hamilton.
The Bishop's Wife, directed by Henry Koster, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
On TV people were watching Americana.
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- Roman festivals - Tellus was worshipped in the district Carinae at the Esquiline Hill, and a lectisternium or table was spread for Ceres.
- R.C. Saints - memorial of Saint Lucy
- Also see December 13 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- In the Julian calendar before the Gregorian reform, this was the shortest day and longest night, and widely celebrated as such
- In the Irish calendar the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the Feast of Saint Lucy were observed as Quarter tense.
- Malta - Republic Day (since 1974)
- St. Lucia's Day in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
- Darlene Cates: American actress.
- Dave Hamilton: American baseball player.
- Rex Hagon: Canadian actor and host.
- Minouche Barelli: French singer, best-known internationally for her participation in the 1967 Eurovision Song Contest.
- Candice Shoaf: American deep sea diver and law enforcement officer.
- Nicholas Roerich: Russian aristocrat, an artist, philosopher, explorer and archaeologist, a descendent of the royal line of Roerich.
- Caribbean Carnival closes at International NYC after 11 performances
- Maine Turnpike opens to traffic
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