On This Day

What Happened on January 23, 1947

Famous Birthdays

  • Gatewood Galbraith, American author & attorney, born in Carlisle, Kentucky (d. 2012)
  • Megawati Sukarnoputri, 5th President of Indonesia, born in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Tom Carper, American politician (Rep-D-DE, 1983- ), born in Beckley, West Virginia

Famous Deaths

  • Pierre Bonnard, French painter and illustrator, dies at 79
  • Roy Park, Australian cricketer (prolific Victorian bat & official), dies at 54
1947 Highlights

About January 23, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 10 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius