Friday 15 August 1947
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 15, 1947). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jenny Hanley and Bruce Nash.
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..
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Which were the important events of 15 August 1947 ?
- 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.
- Acadie ? National Day
- Egypt ? Flooding of the Nile Day
- India ? Independence Day (from the United Kingdom, 1947)
- Korea ? Liberation Day
- Italy ? "Ferragosto", remembrance of an ancient Roman holiday in honor of Augustus (Feriae Augusti)
- Liechtenstein ? Liechtenstein Day
- Tuva ? Tuva Republic Day, Naadym
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Alipius
- St. Arnoul/Arnulphus
- St. MacCartin/Ard/Aed
- The Assumption of Mary - a holy day of obligation
- Ancient Latvia ? M?ras
- Jenny Hanley: British TV presenter.
- Bruce Nash: Producer.
- Brian Hulls: British TV news cameraman.
- Geraldo Velez: Jazz congas (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance).
- Raakhee Gulzar: Indian actress.
- Danielle Steel: Novelist.
- John Arthurs: American athlete, played pro basketball for one season, 1969-70.
- Nicole Duclos: French track and field athlete running the 400m, she won the 1969 European championship, defeating her great opponent Colette Besson.
- Rakhee Gulzar: Indian actress.
- Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter Jr in Macon: Georgia, USA; US Navy/astronaut (STS 33).
- 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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- The Lady from Twenty-Nine Palms - Tony Pastor & His Orchestra
- The Lady from 29 Palms - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra