Friday 31 January 1947
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Nolan Ryan and Jonathan Banks.
Lady in the Lake, directed by Robert Montgomery, 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 Dancing on Air.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 31 January 1947 ?
- Blessed Ludovica
- Saint Geminianus
- Saint Marcella
- Saint Pedro Nolasco
- Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Bosco, patron saint of educators, circus artists and magicians.
- Nolan Ryan: American baseball pitcher known as the fastest in history, able to throw a ball clocked at 100.
- Jonathan Banks: American actor.
- Elena Nathanael: Greek actress (d. 2008).
- Matt Minglewood: Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist.
- Glynn Turman: American actor director and producer.
- The Communists take power in Poland.
- The lowest air temperature in North America (-63 degrees Celsius) is recorded in Snag, Yukon Territory.
- Percival Prattis becomes the first African-American news correspondent allowed in the United States House of Representatives and Senate press galleries.
- Bolesław Bierut becomes the President of Poland.
- The Government of the United Kingdom announces the £25 million Tanganyika groundnut scheme for cultivation of peanuts in the Tanganyika Territory.
Which were the top hits in that special week of January 1947 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Jack McVea & His All-Stars - Open The Door, Richard!
- Managua, Nicaragua - Guy Lombardo & His Royal Canadians
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