What Happened on December 13, 1947

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Caribbean Carnival" closes at International NYC after 11 performances
  • Maine Turnpike opens to traffic

Famous Birthdays

  • Darlene Cates, American actress (What's Eating Gilbert Grape), born in Borger, Texas (d. 2017)
  • Les Joslin, cricketer (Test as batsman for Australia 1968, made 7 & 2)

Famous Deaths

  • Nicholas Roerich, Russian-born painter (b. 1874)