On This Day

What Happened on January 1, 1947

Historical Events

  • 13th Orange Bowl: #10 Rice beats #7 Tennessee, 8-0
  • 13th Sugar Bowl: #3 Georgia beats #9 North Carolina, 20-10
  • 33rd Rose Bowl: #5 Illinois beats #4 UCLA, 45-14
  • Benelux agrees to work related issues
  • Britain nationalizes its coal industry
  • WTTG TV channel 5 in Washington, D.C. (MET) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexei Ivanovich Bobrov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Gary "BB" Coleman, American blues record producer, singer, and guitarist ("If You Can Beat Me Rockin' (You Can Have My Chair)"), born in Paris, Texas (d. 1994)
  • Jon Corzine, American financial executive and politician (United States Senator from New Jersey, 2001-06; Governor of New Jersey, 2006-10), born in Taylorville, Illinois
  • Leonard Thompson, American golfer (3 x PGA Tour, 3 x PGA Champions Tour wins), born in Laurinburg, North Carolina
  • Paula Tsui, Hong Kong Canto-pop singer, born in Wuhan, Hubei, China
  • Peter Lankhorst, Dutch politician (PPR), born in Zwolle, Netherlands
  • Vladimir Georgiyevich Titov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-8, TM-4, STS 63)
1947 Highlights

About January 1, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 75 years and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn