On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1947

Historical Events

Sports History

Jackie Robinson becomes 1st African-American to play in US major league baseball (Dodgers)

  • Operations begin at Radio Netherlands World radio

Famous Birthdays

  • Bojoura [Raina van Melzen], Dutch singer and wife of Hans Cleuver, born in The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Cristina Husmark Pehrsson, Swedish politician, born in Uddevalla, Sweden
  • Diane "DeDe" Lind, American glamour model and Playboy playmate (Aug, 1967), born in Los Angeles, California
  • George Marino, American Grammy Award-winning mastering engineer who worked with Guns N' Roses, Bon Jovi, Stevie Wonder, John Lennon & Yoko Ono, born in Bronx, New York (d. 2012)
  • Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, American TV producer (Designing Women, Murphy Brown), born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri
  • Stuart "Woolly" Wolstenholme, British keyboardist and vocalist (Barclay James Harvest), born in Chadderton, Lancashire (d. 2010)
1947 Highlights

About April 15, 1947

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 7 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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