What Happened on December 13, 1947

Historical Events

  • Maine Turnpike opens to traffic
  • Samuel L. Manning and Adolph Thenstead's musical revue "Caribbean Carnival" closes at International Theatre, NYC, after 11 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles “Chuck” Findley, American jazz and rock session trumpet and flugelhorn player (Steely Dan; The Carpenters; The Tonight Show), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • Darlene Cates, American actress (What's Eating Gilbert Grape), born in Borger, Texas (d. 2017)
  • Les Joslin, Australian cricketer (Test as batsman for Australia 1968, made 7 & 2), born in Yarraville, Victoria

Famous Deaths

  • Nicholas Roerich, Russian painter, dies at 73
1947 Highlights

About December 13, 1947

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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