On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1947

Historical Events

Sports History

Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit

Famous Birthdays

  • Linda Martin, Irish singer and TV presenter, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Tsutomu Wakamatsu, Japanese baseball player, born in Rumoi, Hokkaidō, Japan
1947 Highlights

About April 17, 1947

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

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