What Happened on August 23, 1947

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 8th Venice Film Festival opens (first since the start of World War II)
  • US President Truman's daughter, Margaret's 1st public singing concert

Famous Birthdays

  • David Robb, British actor
  • Rex Allen Jr, country singer (Nashville on the Road), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Terje Rypdal, composer
  • Willy Russell, author/playwright (Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita)