On This Day

What Happened on December 1, 1947

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

In first cricket Test match between the 2 nations, India is dismissed for 58 by Australia in Brisbane; fast bowler Ernie Toshack takes 5 for 2 off 2.3 overs; Don Bradman scores 185 as Australia wins by an innings & 226 runs

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Famous Birthdays

  • Alain Bashung, French singer
  • Andy Ripley OBE, English rugby union #8 (24 caps; British Lions 1974), born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England (d. 2010)
  • Bob Fulton, Australian rugby league five eighth, coach and broadcaster (35 Tests; coach Australia 39 Tests; RL Immortal), born in Warrington, England

Famous Deaths

  • Aleister Crowley, British occultist, founded the religion of Thelema, dies at 72
  • G. H. Hardy, English mathematician (Hardy–Weinberg principle, A Mathematician's Apology), dies at 70
1947 Highlights

About December 1, 1947

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 10 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius