On This Day

What Happened on December 10, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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
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