On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1947

Historical Events

  • Frederik IX becomes King of Denmark

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew Tobias, American journalist and author (The Best Little Boy in the World), born in NYC, New York
  • Bj√∂rn Skifs, Swedish singer (Blue Swede), born in Vansbro, Dalarna, Sweden
  • David Leland, English actor and director (Nothing But Trouble), born in Cambridge, England
  • Ken Scott, British record producer and engineer (The Beatles, Elton John, Pink Floyd), born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Christian X, King of Denmark (1912-47), dies at 76
1947 Highlights

About April 20, 1947

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus