On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1947

Day of the Week: Saturday

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, cricketer (Austr lefty quick, 3 Tests v India 1977-78)

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest Williams, American composer, dies at 65