What Happened on October 29, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands form Benelux Union
  • Trial of art forger Han van Meegeren begins in Amsterdam

Famous Birthdays

  • Helen Coonan, Australian politician
  • Richard Dreyfuss, American actor (Jaws, Nuts, Mr Holland's Opus), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Frances Cleveland Preston, former 1st lady (1885-89 93-97), dies at 83
  • Theodore Samuel Holland, composer, dies at 69