What Happened on April 8, 1947

Historical Events

  • Largest recorded sunspot ever observed at 40 times the diameter of Earth

Famous Birthdays

  • Cindy Pickett, American actress (Guiding Light, St Elsewhere), born in Norman, Oklahoma
  • Hsiao-hsien Hou, Taiwanese director (Cheerful Wind, City of Sadness, The Puppetmaster), born in Mei County, China
  • Larry Norman, American musician and pioneer of Christian rock music ("Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?"), born in Corpus Christi, Texas (d. 2008)
  • Robert Kiyosaki, American investor (Rich Dad Company), born in Hilo, Hawaii

Steve HoweSteve Howe (75 years old)

English progressive rock guitarist (Yes - "Roundabout"; Asia - "Heat Of The Moment"), born in London, England

  • Tom DeLay, American politician (Rep-R-Texas, 1985-2006), born in Laredo, Texas
Born in 1947
1947 Highlights

About April 8, 1947

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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