What Happened on July 17, 1947

Famous Birthdays

  • Abraham Laboriel, Sr, Mexican-American session and jazz bassist, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Anders Koppel, Danish Hammond B-3 organist (Savage Rose; Bazaar), and composer of ballet and film scores and classical concert pieces, born in Copenhagen, Denmark

Camilla Parker BowlesCamilla Parker Bowles (75 years old)

British wife of King Charles III, and Queen of the United Kingdom, born in London, England

  • Mick Tucker, English rock drummer (Sweet - "Ballroom Blitz"), born in Kingsbury, North West London, England (d. 2002)
  • Wolfgang Flür, German percusionist (Kraftwerk, 1973-87), born in Frankfurt, Germany
Born in 1947

Famous Deaths

  • Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat in WW II (saved thousands of Jews), dies at 34
1947 Highlights

About July 17, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 8 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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