Saturday 18 October 1947
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra (see planets position on October 18, 1947). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Luc Jouret and Laura Nyro.
Christmas Eve, directed by Edwin L. Marin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
On TV people were watching The Handle Bar.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Also see October 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- French Republican Calendar - Piment (Chili Pepper) Day, twenty-seventh day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- R.C. Church, Anglican communion, et alii - Feast of Saint Luke the Evangelist
- USA : Alaska: Alaska Day
- Luc Jouret: Belgian-Canadian cultist, born in Zaire, the charismatic leader of the Solar Temple Order.
- Laura Nyro: American singer-songwriter, Nyro began her song-writing career early.
- François Boureau: French physician specializing in neurophysiology and in the treatment of pain.
- Luc Journet: Belgian Physician (Order of Zonnetempel).
- John Johnson: NBA basketball player (Seattle SuperSonic).
- Laura Nyro in the Bronx: New York, USA; singer/songwriter ("Eli's Coming", "Stoney End").
- Joe Egan: Scottish musician who formed the group Stealer's Wheel with his long-time friend Gerry Rafferty.
- Michael McKean: Actor.
- Paul Chuckle: English comedian actor and screenwriter.
- Job Cohen: Dutch scholar and politician Mayor of Amsterdam.
- Joe Morton: NYC, New York -- Actor (Hal-Grady, Abel Marsh-Another World).
- Paul Elliott: Comedian.
- Margo Jefferson: Critic.
- Gene Green: Politician.
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Top #3 songs in the USA
- An Apple Blossom Wedding - Eddy Howard & His Orchestra
- Civilization (Bongo, Bongo, Bongo) - Jack Smith
- The Lady from 29 Palms - Andrews Sisters