What Happened on February 20, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Chemical mixing error causes explosion that destroys 42 blocks in LA
  • 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 footballer (d. 2006)
  • Peter Strauss, American actor