On This Day

What Happened on April 29, 1947

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim Ryun, American 1500m runner/broke 4 minute mile (Olympic silver 1968)
  • John J. Cascella, American rock keyboard and accordion player (John Mellencamp), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1992)
  • Johnny Miller, American golfer (US Open 1973, British Open 1976), born in San Francisco, California
  • Olavo de Carvalho, Brazilian polemicist and right wing conspiracy theorist, born in Campinas, Brazil
  • Tommy James, American singer-songwriter (cri-im-son & clo-o-ver o-o-ver & o-o-ver), born in Dayton, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Irving Fisher, US economist, dies at 80
1947 Highlights

About April 29, 1947

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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