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


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Danielle Steel, author (Rememberance, Zoya, Star, Daddy), born in NYC, New York

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  • George Newsome, rocker
  • Maddy Prior, English folk singer (Steeleye Span, Silly Sisters, Carnival Band)
  • Peter Christian, English actor