Sunday 17 August 1947
It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Sylvia Nasar and Jennifer Rhodes.
Body and Soul, directed by Robert Rossen, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
On TV people were watching Saturday Night at the Palace.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?
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Which were the important events of 17 August 1947 ?
- Rastafarianism - celebration of the birth of Marcus Garvey
- Roman Empire - Portunalia in honor of Portunes
- Sylvia Nasar: German-American journalist author and academic.
- Jennifer Rhodes: American actress.
- Gary Talley: American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Box Tops).
- The Radcliffe Line, the border between Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1947 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- The Lady from 29 Palms - Freddy Martin & His Orchestra
- The Lady from Twenty-Nine Palms - Tony Pastor & His Orchestra
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