On This Day

What Happened on December 7, 1947

Day of the Week: Sunday

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestJohnny Bench

Johnny Bench, 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
  • 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