On This Day

What Happened on December 23, 1947

Historical Events

InventionHistoric Invention

Transistor invented by John Bardeen, Walter H. Brattain and William Shockley in Bell Labs

Physicist and Electrical Engineer John Bardeen
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
John Bardeen
Physicist William Shockley
William Shockley
Physicist Walter Houser Brattain
Walter Houser Brattain

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestBill Rodgers

Bill Rodgers, American athlete (Boston Marathon 1975, 78, 79, 80; NY Marathon 1976, 77, 78, 79; Fukuoka Marathon 1977), born in Hartford, Connecticut

Marathon Runner Bill Rodgers
Marathon Runner
Bill Rodgers
1947 Highlights

About December 23, 1947

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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