What Happened on April 18, 1947

Famous Birthdays

  • Dorothy Lyman, American actress (All my Children, Naomi-Mama's Family), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Herbert Mullin, American serial killer (killed thirteen people in California in the early 1970s), born in Salinas, California

James WoodsJames Woods (76 years old)

American actor (Salvador, Against All Odds), born in Vernal, Utah

  • Kathy Acker, American experimental novelist (Blood and Guts in High School), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • Lori Martin, American actress (Velvet-National Velvet), born in Glendale, California
  • Walt Richmond, American rock keyboardist (The Tractors; J.J. Cale; Bob Seger; Eric Clapton), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Born in 1947

Famous Deaths

  • Benny Leonard, American boxer (world lightweight title 1917-25), dies from a heart attack at 51

Jozef TisoJozef Tiso (1887-1947)

Slovak politician (President of the First Slovak Republic), executed for treason for collaborating with Nazi Germany at 59

1947 Highlights

About April 18, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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