On This Day

What Happened on February 18, 1947

Historical Events

  • 24 die in a train crash in Gallitzin, Pennsylvania
  • Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Telephone" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos A Lopes, Portuguese marathon runner (Olympic gold 1984)
  • Dennis De Young, American rock vocalist (Styx, 1970-99 - "Come Sail Away"; "Babe"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Eliot Engel, American politician (Rep-D-NY), born in New York City
  • Keith Nelson, New Zealand soccer striker (20 caps; Mount Wellington), born in Renfrew, Scotland (d. 2020)
  • Leroy Keyes, American College Football Hall of Fame running back / safety (Purdue; Philadelphia Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 2021)
  • Princess Maria Christina [Marijke], of Netherlands
1947 Highlights

About February 18, 1947

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 74 years and 7 months
Leap Year: No

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