Friday 16 May 1947
It was Friday, under the sign of Taurus. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Rosie Barnes and Bob Edwards.
Great Expectations, directed by David Lean, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
On TV people were watching The Wife Saver.
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Which were the important events of 16 May 1947 ?
- Saint HonorT of Amiens
- Saint Andrew Bobola
- Saint Ubaldus
- Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
- Saint Simon Stock
- Saint John Nepomuk or John Nepomucene (1330 - 1393)
- Saint Brendan the Navigator - also in the Irish Calendar.
- Teacher's Day in Malaysia.
- Rosie Barnes: British Member of Parliament.
- Bob Edwards: American newscaster.
- Enzo Acampora: Italian financial astrologer and author.
- Charles Stiehr: American ecclesiastic, the grandson of a preacher who grew up to become a successful accountant.
- Janette Tough: Scottish entertainer who has a stage act called "The Krankies," in which she plays with her husband Ian.
- Barbara Lee: American singer (The Chiffons) (d. 1992)
- Bill Smitrovich: Actor (Crime Story, Miami Vice)
- Darrell Sweet: English-Scottish drummer (Nazareth) (d. 1999)
- Roch Thériault: Canadian religious leader (d. 2011)
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Which were the top hits in that special week of May 1947 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- I Never Knew - Sam Donahue & His Orchestra
- Frank Sinatra - Mam'selle
- Across The Alley From The Alamo - Mills Brothers
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