On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1947

Historical Events

  • Future Baseball HOF outfielder Ralph Kiner hits 3 successive HRs for host Pittsburgh Pirates in a 12-7 win over St. Louis Cardinals; both clubs smash a then MLB record 10 homers

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? 74 years, 10 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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