On This Day

What Happened on August 1, 1947

Historical Events

  • "Medium & The Telephone" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 211 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Barnard, Welsh footballer, born in Cardiff, Wales
  • Dennis Zine, American politician (Member of the Los Angeles City Council from the 3rd district), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Rick Anderson, American actor and rock bassist (Tubes), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Rick Coonce, American rock drummer (Grass Roots), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2011)
1947 Highlights

About August 1, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 3 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo