On This Day

What Happened on December 13, 1947

Historical Events

  • "Caribbean Carnival" closes at International NYC after 11 performances
  • Maine Turnpike opens to traffic

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles “Chuck” Findley, American 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? 73 years, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius