What Happened on August 14, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Mildred Babe Didrikson Zaharias gives up amateur status for $300,000
  • Pakistan gains independence from Great Britain

Famous Birthdays

  • Danielle Steel, author (Rememberance, Zoya, Star, Daddy), born in NYC, New York
  • George Newsome, rocker
  • Maddy Prior, English folk singer (Steeleye Span, Silly Sisters, Carnival Band)
  • Peter Christian, English actor