What Happened on August 7, 1947

Historical Events

  • The Bombay Municipal Corporation formally takes over the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST)

Event of Interest

Thor Heyerdahl and the crew of the Kon-Tiki crash into a reef in the Tuamotu Islands, French Polynesia after 101 days crossing the Pacific Ocean

Famous Birthdays

  • Kerry Melville Reid, Australian tennis player (Australian Open 1977; Australian Open doubles 1968, 77; Wimbledon doubles 1978), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Mosibudi Mangena, South African black leader (On Your Own), born in Tzaneen, South Africa
Born in 1947

About August 7, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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