On This Day

What Happened on December 30, 1947

Historical Events

  • King Michael of Romania, forced by Communists abdicates his throne, sending him into exlie
  • Romanian republic proclaimed

Famous Birthdays

  • Janet Mills, American lawyer and politician, first female Governor of Maine (2018-), born in Farmington, Maine
  • Jeff Lynne, British rock singer-songwriter and record producer (ELO - "Livin' Thing", Traveling Wilburys - "Handle With Care"; Beatles - "Free As A Bird"), born in Shard End, Birmingham, England
  • Michael Burns, American actor (Barnaby West-Wagon Train), born in Mineola, New York
  • Stephanus S "Tian" van Merwe, leader (South Africa Democratic Party)

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred North Whitehead, British mathematician and philosopher (Adventures of Ideas), dies at 86
  • Han [Henricus Antonius] van Meegeren, Dutch painter and art forger (Vermeer), dies at 58
1947 Highlights

About December 30, 1947

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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