On This Day

What Happened on July 10, 1947

Historical Events

  • 200 die when train derails and falls into a river in Canton, China
  • Cleveland Indian Don Black no-hits Philadelphia A's, 3-0

Historic Event

Muhammad Ali Jinnah is recommended as the first Governor General of Pakistan by then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Clement Attlee


Famous Birthdays

  • (John) Trevor Key, British photographer and graphic designer, t known for his work for album cover art (Mike Oldfield; Phil Collins; New Order; Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark), born in Hull, England (d. 1995)
  • Arlo Guthrie, American singer ("Alice's Restaurant"; "City of New Orleans"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • John Trevor Key, British photographer (d. 1995)
  • Richard Schmiechen, American film producer (The Times of Harvey Milk), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1993) [1]
1947 Highlights

About July 10, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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