On This Day

What Happened on July 12, 1947

Famous Birthdays

  • Pollamani Krishnamurthy, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1971 WI tour)
  • Richard C. McCarty, American professor of psychology, born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Wilko Johnson [John Wilkinson], British guitarist, singer and songwriter (Dr. Feelgood, 1971-77 - "She Does It Right"), born in Canvey Island, Essex, England

Famous Deaths

  • Jimmie Lunceford, American saxophonist and bandleader, dies at 45
1947 Highlights

About July 12, 1947

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 3 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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