On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 1947

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Prime Minister of shadow Burma government, Bogyoke Aung San and 6 of his cabinet and 2 non-cabinet members assassinated by armed paramilitaries

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernie Leadon, American guitarist and vocalist (Eagles-Take it Easy), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Brian May, English rock guitarist (Queen-We are the Champions), born in London, England
  • Hans-J├╝rgen Kreische, East German footballer, born in Dresden, Germany
  • Mike Dutfield, documentary producer, born in Chingford, Essex, England (d. 1995)

Famous Deaths

  • Aung San, Burmese nationalist (assassinated) (b. 1915)
  • U Razak, Burmese politician (b. 1898)