On This Day

What Happened on July 18, 1947

Historical Events

  • British seize "Exodus 1947" ship of Jewish immigrants to Palestine

Event of interestEvent of Interest

King George VI signs Indian Independence Act

King of the United Kingdom George VI
King of the United Kingdom
George VI
  • Tigers shut out Yanks 2-0, end 19 game winning streak
  • US begins administering Trust Territory of Pacific Islands
  • US President Harry Truman signs Presidential Succession Act

Famous Birthdays

  • Ayn Rumen, American actress (Janet-McLean Stevenson Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Kurt Mann, American actor (Bad Penny), born in Roslyn, New York
  • Steven W. Mahoney, Canadian politician (Member of the Canadian Parliament for Mississauga West), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
1947 Highlights

About July 18, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 4 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer