On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1947

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East Bengal

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi

Famous Birthdays

  • Aleksandr Tikhonov, Russian biathlete (Olympic gold biathlon relay 1968, 72, 76, 80), born in Uyskoye, Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • Calvin Hill, American NFL running back (Pro Bowl 1969, 72–74; All-Pro 1969, 73; Super Bowl 1971; Dallas Cowboys), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jack Hanna, American zoologist
  • Lanny Bassham, American sports shooter (Olympic gold small-bore rifle, 3 positions 1976; silver 1972), born in Comanche, Texas
1947 Highlights

About January 2, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 10 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn