What Happened on April 10, 1947

Historical Events

Contract 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

  • 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)
Born in 1947

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Bally, Swiss linguist (Le langage et la vie), dies at 82

About April 10, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 11 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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