On This Day

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 (I, Claudius), born in London
  • Rex Allen Jr, American country singer (Nashville on the Road), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Terje Rypdal, Norwegian jazz guitarist and composer, born in Oslo, Norway
  • Willy Russell, English playwright and composer (Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita), born in Whiston, England