What Happened on February 3, 1947

Historical Events

  • -81°F (-63°C), Snag Yukon (North American record)
  • 1st black reporter in US Congressional press gallery (Percival Prattis)

Cricket History

Bradman bowled by Alec Bedser for a duck in 4th Test Cricket

1947 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Davies, British rock guitarist and vocalist (The Kinks - "You Really Got Me"; "Lola"; "Living On A Thin Line"), born in Muswell Hill, North London, England [1]
  • Joe Coleman, baseball pitcher (Washington, Detroit)
  • Koos Alberts [Jacobus Krommenhoek], Dutch folk and pop singer (Many More Years; Life Goes On), born in Jordaan, Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2018)
  • Melanie [Safka], American singer-songwriter ("Brand New Key"; "What Have They Done to My Song Ma"; "Candles in Rain"), born in Astoria, Queens, New York
  • Paul Auster, American author/poet/director (Mr Vertigo, Smoke)
  • Stephen McHattie [Smith], Canadian actor (300, Watchmen, The Fountain), born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Born in 1947

Famous Deaths

  • Marc Mitscher, American naval commander (WWII - Task Force 58 in the Pacific), dies at 60

About February 3, 1947

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 3 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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