On This Day

What Happened on April 7, 1947

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles 'skip' Pitts, American soul & blues guitarist (Shaft), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2012)
  • Eliseo Soriano, Filipino televangelist, born in Pasay, Philippines
  • Florian Schneider, German musician (Kraftwerk), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 2020)
  • Patricia Bennett, American singer (Chiffons - "He's So Fine"), born in The Bronx, New York

Famous Deaths


Person of interestHenry Ford

Henry Ford, American industrialist & auto maker (Ford Model T), dies at 83

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford

1947 Highlights

About April 7, 1947

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries