What Happened on January 8, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

General George Marshall becomes US Secretary of State

Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall
  • Toronto Maple Leaf rookie Howie Meeker scores 5 goals in a game

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestDavid Bowie

David Bowie [David Robert Jones], English singer-songwriter (Major Tom, Ziggy Stardust), born in London, England (d. 2016)

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
David Bowie
  • Don Bendell, American author & karate master
  • Igor Ivanov, Leningrad, Canadian chess champion (1981-84, 1985- )
  • Samuel Schmid, Swiss politician
  • Terry Sylvester, rocker (Hollies-You are the Air that I Breathe)