On This Day

What Happened on April 12, 1947

Famous Birthdays

  • Antonin Kratochvil, Czech-American photojournalist (VII Photo Agency), born in Litoměřice, Czechoslovakia
  • Dan Lauria, American actor (Jack Arnold-Wonder Years), born in Brooklyn, New York

David Letterman

David Letterman, American comedian (Late Night), born in Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Tom Clancy, American author (Rainbow Six, The Hunt for Red October), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2013)

Famous Deaths

  • Christian F L Leipoldt, South African writer (Die Moormansgat), dies
1947 Highlights

About April 12, 1947

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 7 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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