On This Day

What Happened on August 4, 1947

Historical Events

  • American boxer Ike Williams knocks out Bob Montgomery in 6 rounds in Philadelphia to unify the world lightweight title
  • The Supreme Court of Japan is established

Famous Birthdays

  • Klaus Schulze, German electronic music composer (Audentity), born in Berlin
  • Paul Layton, English musician and rocker (The New Seekers - "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing"), born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England
1947 Highlights

About August 4, 1947

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 10 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo