What Happened on January 20, 1947

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Brigadier General Edwin K Wright, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA

Famous Birthdays

  • Cyrille Guimard, French cyclist and directeur sportif
  • George Grantham, rocker (Poco-Crazy Eyes)
  • Stephen A Schwarzman, American CEO of The Blackstone Group and Chairman of President Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum, born in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Josh Gibson, Negro League slugger, dies of a brain tumor at age 35