On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1947

Historical Events

  • Dutch RC bishops publish manifest against "godless communism"
  • Voice of America begins broadcasting to USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Ben Cramer, Dutch pop and musical theater singer ("De Clown"), born in Amsterdam. Holland
  • Dallas Adams, British actor, painter and writer (Terror From Within)
  • Dodie Stevens [Geraldine Pasquale], American pop singer ("Pink Shoe Laces"), born in Chicago, Illinois
1947 Highlights

About February 17, 1947

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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