On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1947

Famous Birthdays

  • Burton Cummings, Canadian musician (Guess Who-These Eyes), born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • Rita Lee, Brazilian musician, 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? 72 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn