What Happened on December 17, 1947

Historical Events

Historic Invention

British industrial company BTH receives a patent for holography, invented by Dennis Gabor in their development lab

  • NY struck by a blizzard, resulting with 27" of snow
  • WEWS TV channel 5 in Cleveland, Ohio (ABC) begins broadcasting
1947 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim Hodder, American drummer (Steely Dan, 1972-74), born in Bethpage, New York (d. 1990)
  • Marilyn Hassett, American actress (The Other Side of the Mountain), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Wes Studi, Native American actor (Last of the Mohicans), born in Nofire Hollow, Oklahoma
Born in 1947

About December 17, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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