Tuesday 19 August 1947
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Gerald McRaney in Collins and Joël Hallais.
Shoeshine, directed by Vittorio De Sica, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
while Gentleman's Agreement by Laura Z. Hobson was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Walter Compton News.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 19 August 1947 ?
- Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
- RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
- Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
- National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
- National Aviation Day, USA
- Gerald McRaney in Collins: Mississippi, USA; actor (Simon and Simon, Major Dad).
- Joël Hallais: French race horse jockey, a harnessed trot racer, the brother of Jean-Claude.
- Gerard Schwarz: American conductor, a former trumpet virtuoso of the first rank who resigned from the New York Philharmonic in 1975 to concentrate on conducting.
- Henry Weingarten: American astrologer, head of a New York school and specialist in financial astrology.
- Dave Dutton: English actor and screenwriter.
- Terry Hoeppner: American football player and coach (d. 2007)
- Ernst Laqueur: Dut chemist / psychologist (sexual hormones), dies at 67.
- J Arens and D van Dorpen synthetise vitamin A
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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