On This Day

What Happened on December 5, 1947

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Golding, Jamaican politician (8th Prime Minister of Jamaica 2007-11), born in Chapelton, Jamaica
  • Jim Messina, American guitarist and songwriter (Buffalo Springfield; Poco: 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
  • Rick Wills, British bass guitarist (Peter Frampton, 1972-74: Foreigner, 1977-91), born in Cambridge, England
  • Tony Gregory, Irish politician, born in Dublin

Famous Weddings

Stan Lee

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

1947 Highlights

About December 5, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 6 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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