What Happened on December 7, 1947

Famous Birthdays

Johnny BenchJohnny Bench (75 years old)

American Baseball HOF catcher (14 x MLB All Star; World Series 1975, 76 [MVP]; NL MVP 1970, 72; 10 x Gold Glove; Cincinnati Reds), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  • 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? 75 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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