On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1947

Historical Events

  • The Radcliffe Line, the border between Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed

Famous Birthdays

  • Francine Hughes Wilson, American domestic abuse victim "The Burning Bed" who changed pubic perceptions, born in Stockbridge, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • Gary Talley, rock guitarist (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee
1947 Highlights

About August 17, 1947

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 10 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo