What Happened on April 19, 1947

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 51st Boston Marathon won by Yun Bok Soh of Korea in 2:25:39
  • AAU record for a 25-foot rope climb is set in 4.7 seconds

Event of interestEvent of Interest

After scoring 45 goals during the regular season, Maurice Richard is named MVP.

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
  • French ship explodes in Texas City harbor, kills about 522
  • Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
  • Suh Yun Buck wins world record marathon (2:25:39)

Famous Birthdays

  • Frits Castricum, Dutch journalist and politician (PvdA)
  • Mark Volman, American rock and roll musician and songwriter (the Turtles), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Murray Perahia, American pianist (Avery Fischer Prize-1975, Grammy 1988), born in NYC, New York
  • Wilf Stevenson, director (British Film Institute)