What Happened on June 19, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st plane (F-80) to exceed 600 mph (1004 kph)-Albert Boyd, Muroc Ca

Famous Birthdays

  • James T Walsh, (Rep-R-NY)
  • Paula Koivuniemi, Finnish singer
  • Salman Rushdie, British Indian novelist (Midnight's Children, Satanic Verses), born in Mumbai, India

Famous Deaths

  • Willem H Fly, typographer/co-founder (SDAP), dies at 84