On This Day

What Happened on July 15, 1947

Famous Birthdays

  • Peter Banks [Brockbanks], British rock guitarist and singer-songwriter described as "the architect of progressive music" (Yes, the Syn, Flash), born in Chipping Barnet, London (d. 2013)
  • [Roger Kynard] Roky Erickson, American musician (The 13th Floor Elevators), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2019)

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Kolker, German-American actor and director (Holiday, Baby Face, Mad Love), dies at 72
  • Walter Donaldson, American songwriter (b. 1893)
1947 Highlights

About July 15, 1947

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer