On This Day

What Happened on August 7, 1947

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent 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

Ethnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer Thor Heyerdahl
Ethnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer
Thor Heyerdahl

Famous Birthdays

  • Kerry Melville Reid, Australian tennis player (Australian Open 1977), born in Mosman, New South Wales
  • Mosibudi Mangena, South African black leader (On Your Own), born in Tzaneen, South Africa
1947 Highlights

About August 7, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo