On This Day

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

Person of interestSteve Howe

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

Rock Guitarist Steve Howe
Rock Guitarist
Steve Howe
  • Tom DeLay, American politician (Rep-R-Texas, 1985-2006), born in Laredo, Texas
1947 Highlights

About April 8, 1947

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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