On This Day

What Happened on December 14, 1947

Historical Events

  • Cleveland Browns beat NY Yankees 14-3 in AAFC championship game
  • The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is founded in Daytona Beach, Florida

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher Parkening, American classical guitarist (transcribed sacred music), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestDilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff, Brazilian politician, President of Brazil (2011-16), born in Belo Horizonte

President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff
President of Brazil
Dilma Rousseff
  • Linda Sutton, English artist, born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Higgins, English General of The Salvation Army, dies at 84
  • Franz Zorell, German lexicographer, dies at 84

Person of interestStanley Baldwin

Stanley Baldwin, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1923-24, 1924-29, 1935-37), dies at 80

British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin

1947 Highlights

About December 14, 1947

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 10 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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