On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1947

Famous Birthdays

  • Carl Giammarese, American rock guitarist (The Buckinghams - "Kind Of A Drag"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mary Simon, Canadian diplomat and Inuit rights advocate, first indigenous Governor General of Canada, born in Kangiqsualujjuaq, Quebec

Famous Deaths

  • Ettore Bugatti, Italian-French automobile designer and manufacturer (Automobiles E. Bugatti), dies at 65
1947 Highlights

About August 21, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 10 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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