On This Day

What Happened on December 10, 1947

Historical Events

Nobel 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

  • 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

Ella Fitzgerald

Jazz musician Ella Fitzgerald (30) weds bass player Ray Brown (21); divorce 1953

1947 Highlights

About December 10, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius