Sunday 24 August 1947
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo (see planets position on August 24, 1947). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Paulo Coelho and Anne Archer.
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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What the sky looked like on 24 August 1947
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Which were the important events of 24 August 1947 ?
- Liberia: Flag Day
- RC Saints - Feast day of Saint Bartholomew
- Roman festivals - first of the 3 days on which the mundus was opened
- Ukraine: National Holiday, independence from Russia (1991)
- Sierra Leone: President's Birthday
- Paulo Coelho: Brazilian esoteric writer who's books are extremely popular and sell internationally.
- Anne Archer: American actress.
- Roger De Vlaeminck: Belgian champion cyclist, noted family, brother of cyclist Erik de Vlaeminck.
- Bill Sweeney
- Joe Manchin: American politician, governor and junior senator of West Virginia.
- Keith Moon: Musician.
- Vladimir Masorin: Russian admiral.
- Anne Archer in Los Angeles: California, USA; actress (Too Scared to Scream, Fatal Attraction).
- de Vlaeminck
- Raven De La Croix: American actress and producer.