On This Day

What Happened on April 30, 1947

Historical Events

  • Boulder Dam renamed in honor of Herbert Hoover

Famous Birthdays

  • Leslie Grantham, English actor (EastEnders), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • Robert Scott, American politician, Rep-D-Virginia (1993-), born in Washington D.C.
  • Tom Køhlert, Danish former player and Brondby IF coach

Famous Deaths

  • Almroth Wright, English bacteriologist (developed one of 1st vaccines for typhoid), dies at 85
1947 Highlights

About April 30, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus