What Happened on December 26, 1947

Historical Events

  • "Cradle Will Ruck" opens at Mansfield Theater NYC for 34 performances
  • British transfer Heard & McDonald Islands (Indian Ocean) to Australia
  • Heavy snow blankets Northeast, buries NYC under 25.8" of snow in 16 hrs That same day, LA set a record high of 84°F
1947 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlton Fisk, American Baseball HOF catcher (11 x MLB All Star; AL Rookie of the Year 1972; Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox), born in Bellows Falls, Vermont
  • James T. Conway, 34th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps
  • Joyce Jillson, Cranston RI, psychic/actress (Superchick)
Born in 1947

Famous Weddings


President of Indonesia Suharto (26) weds Siti Hartinah (24) in Surakarta at a traditional Javanese ceremony

About December 26, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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