On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1947

Historical Events

  • 192m long passenger ship Willem Ruys (Achille Lauro) launched
  • Basketball Association of America (BAA), which later became the National Basketball Association (NBA), holds its inaugural college player draft
  • 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 guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter ("Rock 'n' Roll Me Again"; Asylum Choir), born in Dallas, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Clarence Lucas, Canadian composer, dies at 80
1947 Highlights

About July 1, 1947

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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