On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1947

Historical Events

Appointment of Interest

B.R. Ambedkar is appointed chairman of the drafting committee for the Indian constitution

  • Constantine Tsaldaris succeeds Maximos as Greek premier

Famous Birthdays

  • James Hunt, English auto racer (Formula 1 World Drivers Champion 1976), born in Belmont, Surrey (d. 1993)
  • Temple Grandin, American animal welfare and autism expert, born in Boston, Massachusetts
1947 Highlights

About August 29, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 9 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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