On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 1947

Historical Events

Assassination

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

General and Politician Aung San
General and Politician
Aung San

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernie Leadon, American guitarist, mandolinist, banjo player, and vocalist (Flying Burrito Brothers; Eagles, 1971-75 & 2013-16 - "Take It Easy"), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Brian May, British rock guitarist (Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody"; "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

AssassinationAung San

Aung San, Burmese general and nationalist politician, assassinated by armed paramilitaries along with 6 members of his cabinet at 32

General and Politician Aung San
General and Politician
Aung San
  • U Razak, Burmese politician (b. 1898)
1947 Highlights

About July 19, 1947

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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