On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1947

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 192m long passenger ship Willem Ruys (Achille Lauro) launched
  • British Dominion Affairs office becomes Commonwealth Relations office

Famous Birthdays

  • Kazuyoshi Hoshino, Japanese auto racer (Fuji 1,000 1985), born in Shizuoka-shi, Japan
  • Marc Benno, American musician (Rock 'n' Roll Me Again), born in Dallas, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Clarence Lucas, composer, dies at 80