On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1947

Historical Events

  • 1st opening session of Congress to be televised
  • William Dawson becomes 1st black to head congressional committee

Famous Birthdays

  • Fran Cotton, English rugby union prop forward (31 caps England, 7 British Lions; Coventry R.F.C., Sale), born in Wigan, England
  • Sergey Filipovich Protchenko, Russian cosmonaut
1947 Highlights

About January 3, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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