What Happened on January 8, 1947

Historical Events

Event of Interest

General George Marshall becomes US Secretary of State

  • Toronto Maple Leaf rookie Howie Meeker scores 5 goals in a game

Famous Birthdays

David BowieDavid Bowie (1947-2016)

English rock singer-songwriter ("Space Oddity"; "Changes"; "Ziggy Stardust"; "Heroes"), mime, and actor (Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence; Labyrinth), born in London, England

  • Don Bendell, American author & former Green Beret, born in Akron, Ohio
  • Igor Ivanov, Russian-born Canadian chess champion (1981-84, 1985- ), born in Leningrad, USSR
  • Samuel Schmid, Swiss politician, born in Rüti bei Büren, Switzerland
  • Terry Sylvester, English guitarist & singer (Hollies, 1969-81 - "YHe Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother";"Lomg Cool Woman In A Black Dress"), born in Liverpool, United Kingdom
Born in 1947

Famous Deaths

  • Tadeusz Kutrzeba, Polish general during the Second Polish Republic, dies at 61

About January 8, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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