What Happened on January 18, 1947

Historical Events

Contract of Interest

Detroit Tigers sell Hank Greenberg to Pirates (for $25-35,000)

  • Small river steamer sinks on Yangtze River, kills 400

Famous Birthdays

  • Sachio Kinugasa, Japanese baseman nicknamed Tetsujin, meaning "Iron Man", born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 2018)
  • Takeshi Kitano, Japanese actor (The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi, Fireworks), born in Tokyo, Japan
Born in 1947

About January 18, 1947

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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