On This Day

What Happened on April 17, 1947

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson

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? 73 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries