On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1947

Famous Birthdays

  • Abraham Laboriel, Sr, Mexican-American session and jazz bassist, born in Mexico City, Mexico

Person of interestCamilla Parker Bowles

Camilla Parker Bowles, English wife of Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall, born in London, England

Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles
Duchess of Cornwall
Camilla Parker Bowles
  • Mick Tucker, English rock drummer (Sweet - "Ballroom Blitz"), born in Kingsbury, North West London, England (d. 2002)
  • Wolfgang Flür, German musician (Kraftwerk), born in Frankfurt, Germany

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? 74 years, 2 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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