On This Day

What Happened on January 24, 1947

Historical Events

  • NFL adds 5th official (back judge) & allows sudden death in playoffs

Famous Birthdays

  • David Randall, British priest, founder of Cara (d. 1996)
  • Giorgio Chinaglia, Italian soccer striker (14 caps; Lazio, NY Cosmos), born in Carrara, Italy (d. 2012)
  • Masashi 'Jumbo' Ozaki, Japanese golfer (record 94 Japan Tour titles), born in Kaifu District, Tokushima
  • Warren Zevon, American rock singer-songwriter & musician (Werewolves of London, Lawyers, Guns and Money, Excitable Boy), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)

Famous Deaths

  • Felix Timmermans, Flemish painter and illustrator (Pallieter), dies at 60
1947 Highlights

About January 24, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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