What Happened on April 19, 1947

Historical Events

  • AAU record for a 25-foot rope climb is set in 4.7 seconds

Sports History

After scoring 45 goals during the regular season, Montreal Canadiens' Maurice Richard is named MVP

  • England beats France, 6-3 at Twickenham to be level on points with Wales for a share of the Five Nations Rugby Championship; first appearance of France in tournament since 1931
  • Stanley Cup Final, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario: Toronto Maple Leafs edge Montreal Canadiens, 2-1 for a 4-2 series win; first all-Canadian final since 1935
  • Suh Yun Buck wins world record marathon (2:25:39)
1947 History

Famous Birthdays

  • (Rodolfo) "Fito" Olivares, Mexican-American Tejano saxophonist and songwriter ("Juana La Cubana; "El Colesterol."), born in Tamaulipas, Mexico (d. 2023)
  • Frits Castricum, Dutch journalist and politician (PvdA), born in Boxtel, Netherlands (d. 2011)
  • Mark Volman, American rock and roll musician and songwriter (The Turtles - "Happy Together"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Murray Perahia, American pianist (Avery Fischer Prize, 1975; Grammy, 1988), born in NYC, New York
Born in 1947

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Bidwill, American Pro Football HOF team owner (Chicago Cardinals 1933-46), dies of pneumonia at 51

About April 19, 1947

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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