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 catcher (MLB All-Star, Gold Glove Award 1970, 71 Cleveland Indians; World Series Oakland A's 1973, 74) and broadcaster (Oakland A's NBC), born in Marion, Illinois (d. 2021)
  • 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? 75 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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