On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1947

Historical Events

  • Chemical mixing error causes explosion that destroys 42 blocks in LA

Appointment of Interest

Earl Mountbatten of Burma appointed as last viceroy of India to oversee the move to independence

  • State of Prussia ceases to exist.

Famous Birthdays

  • Andre van Duin [Kyvon], Dutch entertainer (Bloemkoole)
  • Eggert Magnusson, Icelandic football executive
  • Jennifer O'Neill, actress (Summer of '42), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Peter Osgood, English soccer striker (4 caps; Chelsea, Southampton), born in Clewer, Berkshire, England (d. 2006)
  • Peter Strauss, American actor (The Jericho Mile, Rich Man Poor Man), born in Croton-on-Hudson, New York
1947 Highlights

About February 20, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 9 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

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