On This Day

What Happened on August 20, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Boston Braves hit a million attendance for 1st time
  • Turner Caldwell in D-558-I sets aircraft speed record, 1131 kph

Famous Birthdays

  • James Pankow, American rocker (Chicago), born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Franz VM Cumont, Belgian religious historian, dies at 79