What Happened on August 20, 1947

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

  • David Lasley, American session vocalist and songwriter, born in Branch, Michigan
  • James Pankow, American trombonist, arranger and composer (Chicago - "Make Me Smile"; "Colour My World"), born in St. Louis, Missouri
Born in 1947

Famous Deaths

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

About August 20, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 1 month and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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