On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1947

Famous Birthdays

  • Anne Archer, American actress (Fatal Attraction, Patriot Games), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jimmy Fox, American drummer (The James Gang - "Funk #49"), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Joe Manchin, American politician (Governor of West Virginia 2005-10, Senator-(D)-WV 2010-), born in Farmington, West Virginia
  • Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author (The Alchemist), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Roger De Vlaeminck, Belgian racing cyclist, born in Eeklo, East Flanders, Belgium
  • Vladimir Masorin, Russian admiral (commanded the Caspian Flotilla 1996-2002), born in Bely, Tver Oblast, Soviet Union
1947 Highlights

About August 24, 1947

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 1 month and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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