On This Day

What Happened on December 18, 1947

Historical Events

Catholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Optissima Pax

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddie Antar, founder and CEO (Crazy Eddie Electronics Store), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Judy Heumann, American disability rights activist, and author, born in Brooklyn, New York
1947 Highlights

About December 18, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 11 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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