On This Day

What Happened on July 18, 1947

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

King George VI signs Indian Independence Act

  • 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? 74 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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