On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1947

Historical Events

  • J Arens & D van Dorpen synthetise vitamin A

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Dutton, English actor (Coronation Street), born in Atherton, England
  • Gerald McRaney, American actor (Simon & Simon, Major Dad), born in Collins, Mississippi
  • Gerard Schwarz, American classical trumpeter and conductor (Seattle Symphony, 1985-2011), born in Weehawken, New Jersey
  • Terry Hoeppner, American football coach (d. 2007)

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst Laqueur, Dutch chemist and psychologist (sexual hormones), dies at 67
1947 Highlights

About August 19, 1947

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 9 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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