On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1947

Historical Events

  • Ammunition factory explodes in Muiden, Netherlands, 16 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Jane Elliot, American actress (Baby Boom, Gen Hospital, Knots Landing), born in New York City, New York
  • Todd Susman, American actor (Goodnight Beantown), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Ulysses Dove, American dancer & choreographer, born in Columbia, South Carolina (d. 1996)

Famous Deaths

  • Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve, French cardinal and Archbishop of Quebec, dies at 63
  • Pyotr Krasnov, Russian counter-revolutionary (b. 1869)
1947 Highlights

About January 17, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 10 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn