On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1947

Historical Events


AppointmentAppointment of Interest

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

Jurist and Social Reformer B.R. Ambedkar
Jurist and Social Reformer
B.R. Ambedkar
  • 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? 73 years, 7 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo