On This Day

What Happened on December 4, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • In the first cricket Test match between the 2 nations, India is dismissed for 98 by Australia in Brisbane to lose by an innings & 226 runs; fast bowler Ernie Toshack takes 6 for 29 for match figures of 11 for 31
  • USSR joins International Amateur Athletic Union

Famous Birthdays

  • Terry Woods, Irish musician (The Pogues, Steeleye Span), born in Dublin
  • Ursula Krechel, German writer (Shanghai far from where), born in Trier, Germany