On This Day

What Happened on April 10, 1947

Historical Events

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
Baseball Player and Sports Executive Branch Rickey
Baseball Player and Sports Executive
Branch Rickey
  • 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 (d. 2021)
1947 Highlights

About April 10, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries