On This Day

What Happened on April 21, 1947

Historical Events

  • 51st Boston Marathon won by Yun Bok Soh of Korea in 2:25:39; world best time

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Warner, rocker (Foundations)

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop [James Osterberg], American singer and lyricist known as "The Godfather of Punk" (The Stooges - "I Wanna Be Your Dog"; solo - "Lust For Life"), born in Muskegon, Michigan

  • John Weider, bassist (Family-Family Entertainment)
1947 Highlights

About April 21, 1947

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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