What Happened on April 6, 1947

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 11th Masters Golf Tournament: Jimmy Demaret wins, shooting a 281

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
  • Tony Cooner, Essex, drummer (Hot Chocolate-You Sexy Thing)

Famous Deaths

  • Herbert Backe, German Nazi politician (b. 1896)
  • Vaclav Kapral, composer, dies at 58