What Happened on December 17, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


1stHistoric Invention

British industrial company BTH receives a patent for holography, invented by Dennis Gabor in their development lab

Physicist and Electrical Engineer Dennis Gabor
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
Dennis Gabor
  • NY struck by a blizzard, resulting with 27" of snow
  • WEWS TV channel 5 in Cleveland, Ohio (ABC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Marilyn Hassett, LA Ca
  • Simon Bates, English DJ
  • Wes Studi, actor (Last of the Mohicans)