On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1947

Historical Events

  • Pakistan's National Flag is approved.

Famous Birthdays

  • Brenda Lee Eager, American gospel and soul singer and songwriter, born in Mobile, Alabama
  • José Cruz, Puerto Rican-American baseball left fielder (St Louis Cards, Houston Astros), born in Arroyo, Puerto Rico

Person of interestKen Dryden

Ken Dryden, Canadian politician and hockey player (Montreal Canadiens, 6 Stanley Cups), born in Hamilton, Ontario

NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician Ken Dryden
NHL Goalie and Canadian Politician
Ken Dryden
  • Larry Wilcox, actor (Lassie, Officer Jon Baker-CHiPs), born in San Diego, California

Famous Deaths

  • Anton Ivanovich Denikin, Russian general (b. 1872)
1947 Highlights

About August 8, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo