On This Day

What Happened on April 6, 1947

Historical Events

Sport awardUS Masters Golf

11th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Jimmy Demaret wins his 2nd Masters by 2 strokes over Byron Nelson and amateur Frank Stranahan

Golfer Byron Nelson
Byron Nelson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1st Tony Awards: Arthur Miller, David Wayne & Patricia Neal win for theatrical achievements

Playwright Arthur Miller
Arthur Miller

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan-Kees Wiebenga, Dutch politician (VVD), born in Haarlem, Netherlands
  • John Ratzenberger, American actor (Cliff Clavin in Cheers), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Rosemary Ann Butler, American session singer (Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Warren Zevon, Neil Young, Neil Diamond, Jackson Browne), born in California
  • Tony Cooner, British drummer (Hot Chocolate - "You Sexy Thing"), born in Romford, England

Famous Deaths

  • Herbert Backe, German Nazi politician (Reich Minister for Food and Agriculture), dies at 50
  • Václav Kaprál, Czech composer, pianist, and pedagogue, dies at 58
1947 Highlights

About April 6, 1947

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 6 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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