On This Day

What Happened on April 4, 1947

Historical Events

  • Convention on International Civil Aviation goes into effect
  • Largest group of sunspots on record
  • UN's International Civil Aviation Organization forms

Famous Birthdays

  • James Hazeldine, British stage and screen actor (London's Burning), born in Salford, Lancashire, England (d. 2002)
  • Ray Fosse, American baseball player and broadcaster, born in Marion, Illinois
  • Salvatore Sciarrino, Italian composer, born in Palermo, Italy
  • Wiranto, Indonesian army general (Commander of the Indonesian National Armed Forces), born in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Famous Deaths

  • William O'Donnell, Irish politician (b. ?)
1947 Highlights

About April 4, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries