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
Physicist
William Shockley
Physicist Walter Houser Brattain
Physicist
Walter Houser Brattain

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Rodgers, American marathon runner (Boston, NY), born in Hartford, Connecticut
1947 Highlights

About December 23, 1947

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn