What Happened on September 14, 1947

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 61st U.S. Women's National Championship: Louise Brough beats Margaret Osborne duPoint (8-6, 4-6, 6-1)
  • 67th U.S. Men's National Championship: Jack Kramer beats Frank Parker (4-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-0, 6-3)

Famous Birthdays

  • Joan Thirkettle, journalist
  • Jon "Bowser" Bauman, singer (Sha Na Na), born in Queens, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sam Neill, New Zealand actor (Jurassic Park, Dead Calm, The Piano), born in Omagh, Northern Ireland

Actor Sam Neill
Sam Neill
  • Wolfgang Schwartz, Austria, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1968)