On This Day

What Happened on February 20, 1947

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Supreme Allied Commander and Last Viceroy of India Lord Mountbatten
Supreme Allied Commander and Last Viceroy of India
Lord Mountbatten
  • 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? 73 years, 9 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces