On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1947

Historical Events


Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Golding, Jamaican politician (8th Prime Minister of Jamaica 2007-11), born in Chapelton, Jamaica
  • Jim Messina, American rocker (Loggins & Messina-Your Mamma Don't Dance), born in Maywood, California
  • Jim Plunkett, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1970, Stanford; Super Bowl 1980, 84 LA/Oakland Raiders), born in San Jose, California
  • Jugderdemidjin Gurragcha, Mongolian cosmonaut (Soyuz 39), born in Gurvanbulag, Bulgan, Mongolia
  • Kim Simmonds, Welsh guitarist (Savoy Brown), born in Newbridge, Wales
  • Tony Gregory, Irish politician, born in Dublin

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

"Spider-Man" creator Stan Lee (24) weds Joan Clayton Boocock

Comic-Book Artist and Marvel Creative Leader Stan Lee
Comic-Book Artist and Marvel Creative Leader
Stan Lee

1947 Highlights

About December 5, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius