On This Day

What Happened on April 25, 1947

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Lou Thesz beats Whipper Watson in St Louis, to win National Wrestling Association world heavyweight title

Professional Wrestler Lou Thesz
Professional Wrestler
Lou Thesz
  • Trial against WW II mayor of Amsterdam Edward Voete begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Fontana, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jeffrey DeMunn, American actor (Blaze, Frances, Windy City), born in Buffalo, New York

Person of interestJohan Cruyff

Johan Cruyff, Dutch soccer player and coach (Ajax/Barcelona), born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (d. 2016)

Soccer Player and Coach Johan Cruyff
Soccer Player and Coach
Johan Cruyff

1947 Highlights

About April 25, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 3 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus