On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 1947

Historical Events

  • India becomes a sovereign and democratic nation, independent from the United Kingdom
  • India gains independence from Great Britain, remains a dominion until 1950

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Hulls, British TV news cameraman, born in London (d. 1996)
  • Geraldo "Jerry" Velez, American drummer and percussionist (Jimi Hendrix; Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter Jr, American chemist and NASA astronaut (STS 33), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 1991)
  • Raakhee Gulzar, Indian actress (Shubho Mahurat), born in Ranaghat, Bengal, India
1947 Highlights

About August 15, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo