What Happened on August 14, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Babe Didrikson Zaharias gives up amateur status for $300,000
  • Pakistan gains independence from Great Britain

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestDanielle Steel

Danielle Steel, author (Rememberance, Zoya, Star, Daddy), born in NYC, New York

Novelist Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel
  • George Newsome, rocker
  • Maddy Prior, English folk singer (Steeleye Span, Silly Sisters, Carnival Band)
  • Peter Christian, English actor