On This Day

What Happened on December 10, 1947

Historical Events


Nobel prizeNobel Prize

American physiologists Joseph Erlanger and Herbert Gasser presented with Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in Stockholm (awarded 1944), for research into nerve function

Physiologist Joseph Erlanger
Physiologist
Joseph Erlanger
  • USSR & Czechoslovakia sign trade agreement

Famous Birthdays

  • Douglas Kenney, American humorist (co-founded the magazine National Lampoon), born in West Palm Beach, Florida (d. 1980)
  • RÉ™sul Quliyev, Azerbaijani politician, born in Qazanci, Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan
  • Zinaida Voronina, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 4 medals including 1 gold), born in Yoshkar-Ola, Russia (d. 2001)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Jazz musician Ella Fitzgerald (30) weds bass player Ray Brown (21)

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald

1947 Highlights

About December 10, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 11 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius