Friday 31 October 1947, Halloween
It was Friday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Deidre Hall and Herman Van Rompuy.
Forever Amber, directed by Otto Preminger, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
while The Moneyman by Thomas B. Costain was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Eye Witness.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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- October 31st is Nevada Day
- Protestant Church - Reformation Day: Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the Wittenberg church on this day in 1517
- Wikipedia - Wikipedia:Tim Starling Day
- Cornwall - Allantide
- October 31st is Halloween; also see Samhain (an approximate date)
- St. Wolfgang
- St Urban
- St. Quentin
- St. Notburga
- St. Bega
- Paganism and Celts - Samhain
- St. Arnulf
- Also see October 31 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - October 31 is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Antoninus
- Deidre Hall: American actress who was one of the most popular actresses in daytime soaps during the '80s, playing Dr. Marlena Evans in "Days of Our Lives.
- Herman Van Rompuy: Belgian politician and first President of the European Council after the signing of the Lisbon Treaty which established the post as a permanent position; he was named to the post on November 20, 2009 and took office on December 1st.
- Jennifer Hosten: Spanish Beauty Queen who won the title of "Miss World" in 11/1970.
- Russ Ballard: Rocker (Argent).
- Deidre Hall in Milwaukee: Wisconsin, USA; actress (Days of Our Lives, Our House).
- Frank Shorter: Munich, Germany -- US marathoner (1972, 76 Olympics - Gold / Silver Medals).
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Top #4 songs in the USA
- Kokomo, Indiana - Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra
- Mickey - Ted Weems & His Orchestra
- Dinah Shore - You Do
- I Wish I Didn't Love You So - Dick Haymes
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