On This Day

What Happened on April 10, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Baseball Commissioner Happy Chandler suspends Leo Durocher, first day of the season

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher

AgreementContract of Interest

Jackie Robinson becomes first black player of the 20th century to sign a MLB contract; Brooklyn GM, Branch Rickey announces Dodgers had bought Robinson’s contract from Montreal Royals

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • King Frederik IX of Denmark crowned

Famous Birthdays

  • Bunny Wailer [Neville O'Riley Livingston], Jamaican vocalist and percussionist (The Wailers with Bob Marley), born in Kingston, Jamaica