On This Day

What Happened on January 26, 1947

Historical Events

  • KLM Dakota crashes near Copenhagen, 22 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Michel Sardou, French pop singer and songwriter, born in Paris, France
  • Miguel Ángel Castellini, Argentine boxer (WBA, lineal light middleweight titles 1976-77), born in Santa Rosa, Argentina (d. 2020)
  • Patrick Dewaere [PJMH Bordeaux], French actor (Les Valseuses)

Famous Deaths

  • Grace Moore, American soprano and actress (One Night of Love), dies at 48
  • Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, Swedish prince second in line to the Swedish throne, dies in an airplane crash at 40
1947 Highlights

About January 26, 1947

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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