Friday 14 March 1947
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Janis Schmitt and Billy Crystal in Long Beach.
The Egg and I, directed by Chester Erskine, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
On TV people were watching Show Business, Inc..
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- Albania - Summer Day: Albanian holiday Summer is celebrated in this day in Elbasan and its surroundings.
- Pi Day - unofficial mathematics holiday.
- Roman Empire - Equirria, horse races in honor of Mars were held.
- Saint Mathildis
- Saint Paulina
- Blessed Eve of Liege
- Japan - White Day: Japanese holiday similar to Valentine's Day (men give gifts to women).
- Janis Schmitt: St. Louis, Missouri -- Playmate (February, 1978).
- Billy Crystal in Long Beach: New York, USA; actor/comedian (Soap, Saturday Night Live, City Slickers, When Harry Met Sally).
- Jan [AJ]: te Veldhuis; Dutch Member of Parliament (VVD).
- William J Jefferson: American politician.
- Thomas Batiuk: American cartoonist, the creator of "Funky Winterbean.
- Gianni Bella: Italian musician, singer-songwriter, and brother of Marcella Bbella. On 15 January 2010 he suffered a stroke and subsequently lost his speech and the use of a leg.
- Pam Ayres: British poet and comedienne, a raconteur and poet who made a debut on radio in Autumn 1974. A loner at school, she worked continually to get her work before the public, once distributing her own pamphlet of verse and selling 7,000 copies. By 1975 she was working in an office and writing at night when she got her start in TV by winning a talent show, "Opportunity Knocks." On 2/13/1976, she quit her day job to concentrate on her writing, continually polishing her work for the next 20 years.
- Ishbell Davidson: Scottish-Canadian petty criminal. Conducting herself with intelligence and sensitivity during an interview, she nonetheless has suffered from mental health problems, and has been arrested and convicted of minor assault, theft and arson. A Canadian resident who considers herself Canadian, she was deported to the country of her birth. She started legal action against the Canadian government, claiming violation of her constitutional rights.
- Peter Skellern: British entertainer known for his love songs that fused classical with popular ballads on record. Skellern was noted for his successful song "You're A Lady," released in October 1972, a TV scriptwriter and in 1983, a TV talk show host.
- Roy Budd: English jazz pianist / Composer (Paper Tiger), dies at 46
- William Jefferson: American politician (Representative-Democrat-Louisiana).
- Jona Lewie: English singer-songwriter and keyboard player (Terry Dactyl and the Dinosaurs and Brett Marvin and the Thunderbolts)
- The River Thames overruns its banks.
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