On Your Birthday
Pete’s Fish and Chips
Sunday March 23, 1947
Your Birthstone: Aquamarine
Your Birthsign: Aries
President/VP – Harry S Truman/ No VP
Events of the Month
In London, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill opposes Britain’s plans to remove troops completely from India. In Warsaw, Czechoslovakia and Poland agree to sign a 20-year mutual aid treaty. Chinese Premier T.V.soong resigns from office. In other news, France and Great Britain signa a treaty of alliance. In the U.S., Margaret Truman makes her professional radio debut singing with the Detroit Symphony. The U.S. Congress proposed a two-term limit on the presidency. John D. Rockefeller donated land to be used as the permanent site of the United Nations.
During this year, the Brooklyn Dodgers capture the World Series in the final game with the New York Yankees. The Cardinals defeat the Eagles in the NFL Championship. Philadelphia wins NBA title against Chicago. Toronto beats Montreal to win the Stanley Cup in hockey. Philadelphia beats Chicago in basketball to win the NBA title. Joe Fulks leads in scoring in the NBA this year, with an average of 23.2 points per game. Longtime heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis retains his title defeating Joe Walcott in the 15th round.
Cost of Living 1947
Actress Joan Crawford - 1908
Phsychoanalyst Erich Fromm - 1900
Political leader Maynard Jackson - 1938
Runner/doctor Roger Bannister - 1929
Singer Chaka Khan - 1953
Back in 1947, the popular songs of that time were: “Anniversary Song” performed by Al Jolson; “Ballerina” performed by Vaughn Monroe; “Chi-baba Chi-baba” sung by Perry como; as well as “Golden Earrings” by Peggy Lee. Also topping the musical charts that year were: “Heartaches” by Ted Weemes; “Mam’selle” by Art Lund; “Near You” by Francis Craig Orchestra; and the ever popular “Peg o’My Heart” by the Harmonicats.
Best Movie - "Gentleman's Agreement" - Directed by Elia Kazan
Best Actor - Ronald Colman - "A Double Life"
Best Actress - Loretta Young - "The Farmer's Daughter"