On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 1947

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Largest recorded sunspot (7,000) observed

Famous Birthdays

  • Cindy Pickett, American actress (Guiding Light, St Elsewhere), born in Norman, Oklahoma
  • Hsiao-hsien Hou, Taiwanese direstor (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
  • Steve Howe, rock guitarist (Asia, Yes-Roundabout), born in London, England
  • Tom DeLay, Laredo, Texas, American politician (Rep-R-Texas, 1985-2006)