On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1947

Famous Birthdays

  • Burton Cummings, Canadian rock singer-songwriter, and keyboardist (Guess Who - "These Eyes"), born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • June Tabor, British folk singer, born in Warwick, England
  • Rita Lee [Jones], Brazilian rock singer, songwriter and musician (Os Mutantes), born in São Paulo, Brazil
  • Tim Matheson, American actor (Animal House, Fletch, Up the Creek), born in Glendale, California

Famous Deaths

  • Franz X Ritter von Epp, German General (SW Africa), dies at 79
1947 Highlights

About December 31, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 7 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn