On This Day

What Happened on December 7, 1947

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJohnny Bench

Johnny Bench, American MLB catcher (Reds), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench
  • Mino Reitano, Italian entertainer, born in Fiumara, Italy (d. 2009)
  • Peter de Jong, Dutch actor (Maxi-Mini & Maxi), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Tony Thomas, American TV and film producer, born in Hollywood, California
  • Vincent Baggetta, American actor (Lou-Chicago Story), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

  • Nicholas Murray Butler, American philosopher, diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize 1931), educator (Columbia University President), dies at 85
  • Tristan Bernard, French playwright and novelist, dies at 81
1947 Highlights

About December 7, 1947

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 8 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius