August 7, 1947 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • The Bombay Municipal Corporation formally takes over the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST).

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Thor Heyerdahl and his crew of the Kon-Tiki crash into a reef in the Tuamotu Islands, French Polynesia after 101 days crossing the Pacific Ocean

Ethnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer Thor Heyerdahl
Ethnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer
Thor Heyerdahl

Birthdays in History

  • Ann Beattie, American novelist and short story writer (Chilly Scenes of Winter), born in Washington D.C.
  • Mosibudi Mangena, South African black leader (On Your Own)