Historical Events on April 19th, 1947

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 51st Boston Marathon won by Yun Bok Soh of Korea in 2:25:39
  • AAU record for a 25-foot rope climb is set in 4.7 seconds

Event of interestEvent of Interest

After scoring 45 goals during the regular season, Maurice Richard is named MVP.

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
  • French ship explodes in Texas City harbor, kills about 522
  • Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
  • Suh Yun Buck wins world record marathon (2:25:39)