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

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)
Born in 1947

Famous Deaths

Aung SanAung San (1915-1947)

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

  • U Razak, Burmese politician (b. 1898)
1947 Highlights

About July 19, 1947

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 10 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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