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 vocalist (Styx-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)
  • Princess Maria Christina, [Marijke], of Netherlands
1947 Highlights

About February 18, 1947

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 7 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius