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..
Which were the important events of August 15, 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.
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- 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.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 15, 1947?
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Top #2 songs in the USA
- Freddy Martin & His Orchestra - The Lady from 29 Palms
- Tony Pastor & His Orchestra - The Lady from Twenty-Nine Palms
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Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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