What Happened on December 5th, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Golding, Jamaican politician
  • Jim Messina, rocker (Loggins & Messina-Your Mamma Don't Dance)
  • Jim Plunkett, NFL quarterback (New England, Oakland), born in San Jose, California
  • Jim Plunkett, American football player
  • Jugderdemidjin Gurragcha, Mongolia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 39)
  • Tony Gregory, Irish politician

Famous Weddings

  • "Spider-Man" creator Stan Lee (24) weds Joan Clayton Boocock