On This Day

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

  • James Pankow, American trombonist, arranger and composer (Chicago - "Make Me Smile"; "Colour My World"), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Famous Deaths

  • Franz VM Cumont, Belgian religious historian, dies at 79
1947 Highlights

About August 20, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo