On This Day

What Happened on January 2, 1947

Historical Events

Historic Event

Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East Bengal

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? 74 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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