On This Day

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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

Famous Birthdays

  • Chose Alberts [Krommenhoek], vocalist (Yet Many Years)
  • 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 [Krommenhoek], Dutch vocalist (Many More Years to Come)
  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • Anna Bahr-von Mildenburg, Austrian soprano/director, dies at 74
  • Marc A "Pete" Mitscher, US lt-adm (WW II-Task Force 58), dies at 60
1947 Highlights

About February 3, 1947

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 8 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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