On This Day

What Happened on August 6, 1947

Historical Events

  • 1st performance of Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasilieras No 8"

Famous Birthdays

  • Ken Riley, American NFL cornerback (All-Pro 1975, 76, 83; Cincinnati Bengals) and coach (Florida A&M), born in Bartow, Florida (d. 2020)
  • Sally Eaton, Ill, Broadway actress (Jeanie-Hair)
  • Tony Dell, cricketer (Australian left-arm quick, 2 Tests 1971 & 74)
1947 Highlights

About August 6, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo