On This Day

What Happened on December 18, 1947

Historical Events

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Optissima Pax

260th Pope Pius XII
260th Pope
Pius XII

Famous Birthdays

  • Eddie Antar, founder and CEO (Crazy Eddie Electronics Store), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
1947 Highlights

About December 18, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 11 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius