On This Day

What Happened on December 13, 1947

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • 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