What Happened on December 14, 1947

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Cleveland Browns beat NY Yankees 14-3 in AAFC championship game
  • The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is founded in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher Parkening, guitarist (transcribed sacred music), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dilma Rousseff, Brazilian politician, President of Brazil (2011-16), born in Belo Horizonte
  • Linda Sutton, English artist

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Higgins, General of The Salvation Army (b. 1864)
  • Franz Zorell, German RC lexicographer, dies at 84
  • Stanley Baldwin, English premier (1923, 24-29, 35-37), dies at 80