Wednesday 20 August 1947
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Leo (see planets position on August 20, 1947). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jennie George (politician) and Ray Wise.
Dark Passage, directed by Delmer Daves, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
On TV people were watching The Walter Compton News.
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- Morocco - Revolution of the King and the People Day
- RC saints - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Asm� (Names) - First day of the ninth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Estonia - Restoration Day
- Hungary - St. Stephen's day, the main national holiday in Hungary
- Jennie George (politician)
- Ray Wise: American actor.
- Alan Lee: English painter and illustrator.
- Gerald McRaney: Actor.
- José Wilker: Brazilian actor director and producer (d. 2014).
- James Pankow: American trombonist and songwriter (Chicago).
- Jennie George: Australian labor union executive.
- Franz VM Cumont: Belgian religious historian, dies at 79.
- Boston Braves hit a million attendance for 1st time
- Turner Caldwell in D-558-I sets aircraft speed record, 1131 kph.