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

Person of interestDavid Letterman

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

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • 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? 73 years, 7 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries