On This Day

What Happened on April 20, 1947

Day of the Week: Sunday

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