On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1947

Historical Events

  • Jan van der Hoorn wins 8th Dutch 11-cities skating race (10:51)
  • KSD (now KSDK) TV channel 5 in St Louis, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Sam Gannon OAM, Australian cricket fast bowler (3 Tests, 11 wickets; Western Australia; Chairman WACA), born in Perth, Western Australia (d. 2021)

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest Williams, American composer, dies at 65
1947 Highlights

About February 8, 1947

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 8 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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