On This Day

What Happened on July 15, 1947

Famous Birthdays

  • Bertus Borgers, Dutch musician rock saxophonist (Mr. Albert Show - "Wild Sesation"; Sweet d'Buster), and educator (Fontys Rock Academy), born in Vessem, Netherlands
  • 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)
  • Roky Erickson [Roger Kynard], American musician (The 13th Floor Elevators - "Starry Eyes"; "Don't Slander Me"), 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 pianist and popular song composer ("Makin' Whoopee"; "My Blue Heaven"; "My Buddy"), dies at 54
1947 Highlights

About July 15, 1947

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 2 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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