On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1947

Historical Events

  • Ralph Kiner becomes 1st Pirate to hit 3 consecutive HRs

Famous Birthdays

  • Carol Moseley-Braun, (Sen-D Illinois)
  • John Howard, American Olympic cyclist (1985 land speed record 152.284 mph at Bonneville Flats, UT), born in Springfield, Missouri
1947 Highlights

About August 16, 1947

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo