What Happened on February 26, 1947

Historical Events

Golden Globes

4th Golden Globes: "The Best Years of Our Lives", Gregory Peck, & Rosalind Russell win

Famous Birthdays

  • Guy Klucevsek, American jazz and free-improv accordionist and composer, born in New York City
  • Sandie Shaw [Sandra Goodrich], English rocker (Girl Don't Come), born in Essex, England
Born in 1947

Famous Deaths

  • Ben Webster, British actor (Old Curiosity Shop), dies at 82
  • Heinrich Häberlin, Swiss politician, member of the Federal Council, dies at 78
  • Kálmán Tihanyi, Hungarian physicist and engineer (invented cathode ray tube for television), dies at 49
1947 Highlights

About February 26, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 1 month and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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