On This Day

What Happened on December 29, 1947

Historical Events

  • Ship carrying Jewish immigrants driven away from Palestine

Famous Birthdays

  • Cozy Powell, English rock drummer (Jeff Beck Group, Whitesnake, ELP), born in Cirencester, United Kingdom (d. 1998)
  • Ted Danson, American actor (Cheers, 3 Men & A Baby, CSI), born in San Diego, California
  • Vincent Winter, Scottish child actor, born in Aberdeen, United Kingdom (d. 1998)

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Cuvelier, Belgian historian and general archivist, dies at 78
1947 Highlights

About December 29, 1947

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 7 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn