Wednesday 17 September 1947
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Robert Kidd and James Watkins.
Unconquered, directed by Cecil B. De Mille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
while The Moneyman by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Author Meets the Critics.
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Which were the important events of 17 September 1947 ?
- RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
- United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
- Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
- Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
- Angola - National Heroes' Day
- Robert Kidd: Marine geoscientist.
- James Watkins: American merchandising marketeer and CEO of Golden Valley Microwave, a manufacturer of microwavable popcorn and frozen potato products.
- Gail Levine: American author.
- Tessa Jowell: English social worker and politician Minister for the Cabinet Office.
- Jeff MacNelly: American political cartoonist (Born 1948).
- Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News
- US Department of Defense forms
- James Forrestal sworn in as first US secretary of defense.
- September 21 ampndash The 1947 Fort Lauderdale Hurricane in southeastern Florida, and also in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, causes widespread damage and kills 51 people.
- National Security Act of 1947 becomes effective on this day creating the United States Air Force, National Security Council and the Central Intelligence Agency.
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