Thursday 25 December 1947, Christmas
It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Philippe Meyer and Pepe Smith.
Secret Beyond the Door..., directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
while The Miracle of the Bells by Russell Janne was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Superman Serials: The Complete 1948 & 1950 Theatrical Serials Collection.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- Christmas Day is a Christian holiday on this day celebrating the Nativity of Jesus. It is a public holiday in many countries, including almost everywhere in the Americas, most European nations, the Philippines and most of Oceania, some African countries, the Commonwealth of Nations, and various other countries and regions. Many non-Christians, including non-theists, celebrate secular aspects of the holiday, such as decorating Christmas trees and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Some
- Pakistan - Quaid's Day is celebrated as a national holiday in Pakistan in honour of the birth of Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
- British Isles - a quarter day in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. (but not in Scotland)
- Roman festivals - (re)birth of Sol Invictus, the winter solstice feast in the Roman Empire since 274.
- Philippe Meyer
- Pepe Smith
- Connie Petracek in Chambersburg: Pennsylvania, USA; swimmer (Olympics-1992, 1996).
- Twink Caplan: American actress and producer.
- Gaspar G Bacon: American politician (Born 1886).
- Taiwan passes Human Rights laws (Day of Earth Law).
- The Constitution of the Republic of China goes into effect.
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- Serenade of the Bells - Jo Stafford
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