On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1947

Historical Events

Sports History

Babe Didrikson Zaharias gives up amateur status for $300,000

  • Pakistan gains independence from Great Britain

Famous Birthdays

Danielle Steel

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

  • Maddy Prior, English folk singer (Steeleye Span, Silly Sisters, Carnival Band), born in Blackpool, United Kingdom
  • Peter Christian, English actor, born in Liverpool, England
1947 Highlights

About August 14, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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