On This Day

What Happened on August 5, 1947

Historical Events

  • Netherlands ceases political action in Indonesia, due to UN pressure

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernie Carbo, American baseball player
  • Greg Leskiw, Canadian rocker (The Guess Who), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Gregory Leskiw, Canadian guitarist (The Guess Who, 1970-72), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Rick Derringer [Ricky Dean Zehringer], American guitarist, songwriter and producer (The McCoys - "Hang On Sloopy"), born in Fort Recovery, Ohio
  • Willie Weeks, American session and touring bass player (George Harrison; Vince Gill; Wynonna Judd; David Bowie; Eric Clapton), born in Salemburg, North Carolina
1947 Highlights

About August 5, 1947

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 11 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo