Sunday 20 July 1947
It was Sunday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include James Harris in Monroe and Gerd Binnig in Frankfurt.
Possessed, directed by Curtis Bernhardt, 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 Seaside Concert Parties.
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- St. Jerome Aemiliani
- St. Rufina
- St. Flavian
- St. Justa
- St. Margaret of Antioch
- St. Sabinus
- St. Joseph of Barsabas
- Brazil - Friendship Day
- St. Ceslas
- Argentina - Dfa del Amigo (Friendship Day)
- Japan - Marine Day (Umi-no-hi, currently it falls on the third Monday in July.)
- Northern Cyprus - Peace and Freedom Day
- Colombia - Independence Day
- Feast day for at least seventeen saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saint Aurelius
- St. Wulmar/Ulmar
- St. Severa1
- St. Barhadbesciabas
- St. Severa2
- St. Wilgefortis
- International chess day
- James Harris in Monroe: Louisiana, USA; NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills, Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers).
- Gerd Binnig in Frankfurt: Germany; physicist (tunneling microscope-Nobel Prize 1986).
- Carlos Santana: Mexican-American musician, leader of the band "Santana.
- Gerd Binnig: German physicist and academic Nobel Prize laureate.
- 1st political action of the Netherlands Army on Java and Sumatra
- Police in Burma arrest former Prime Minister U Saw and 19 others on charges of assassinating Prime Minister U Aung San and seven members of his cabinet.
- The Viceroy of India says the people of the North-West Frontier Province overwhelmingly voted the previous day to join Pakistan rather than India.
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