Friday August 15, 1947

US date format: 8/15/1947, UK date format: 15/8/1947

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 15, 1947). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Clement Attlee (Labour), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Jenny Hanley and Geraldo Velez. Song of the Thin Man, directed by Edward Buzzell, 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..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 15, 1947?


Holidays

  • Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
  • Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
  • Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
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Events

  • India declares independence from the UK, Islamic part becomes Pakistan
  • Pakistan (formerly West Pakistan) declares independence from the UK
  • Founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah is sworn in as first Governor General of Pakistan in Karachi.

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Song of the Thin Man

Song of the Thin Man

Directed by: Edward Buzzell

Starring: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn, Dean Stockwell

The October Man

The October Man

Directed by: Roy Ward Baker

Starring: John Mills, Joan Greenwood, Edward Chapman, Kay Walsh

Lured

Lured

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Starring: George Sanders, Lucille Ball, Charles Coburn, Boris Karloff

Captain Boycott

Captain Boycott

Directed by: Frank Launder

Starring: Stewart Granger, Kathleen Ryan, Cecil Parker, Mervyn Johns

Philo Vance's Secret Mission

Philo Vance's Secret Mission

Directed by: Reginald Le Borg

Starring: Alan Curtis, Sheila Ryan, Tala Birell, Frank Jenks

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 15, 1947?
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Top #2 songs in the USA

  1. - The Lady from 29 Palms
  2. - The Lady from Twenty-Nine Palms

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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The Walter Compton News

The Walter Compton News

Starring: Walter Compton

Country: United States of America

Saturday Night at the Palace

Saturday Night at the Palace

Starring: Doreen Austin

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Play the Game

Play the Game

Starring: Robert McDermott

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Seaside Concert Parties

Seaside Concert Parties

Starring: Harry Brunning, Ken Douglas, Jimmy Edwards, Leonard Henry

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Musical Merry-Go-Round

Musical Merry-Go-Round

Starring: Jack Kilty, Frederick DeWilde, Penny Gerard, Eve Young

Country: United States of America

Days to next August 15

If August 15, 1947 is your birthday you're 72 years, 11 months, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 7 days.
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