On This Day

What Happened on July 20, 1947

Historical Events

  • 1st political action of Netherlands Army on Java and Sumatra
  • 34th Tour de France won by Jean Robic of France

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestCarlos Santana

Carlos Santana, Mexican rock guitarist (Santana-Black Magic Woman), born in Autlán de Navarro

Musician Carlos Santana
Carlos Santana
  • Gerd Binnig, Frankfurt, physicist (tunneling microscope-Nobel 1986)
  • James Harris, Amnerican NFL quarterback (Buffalo, LA, San Diego), born in Monroe, Louisiana
1947 Highlights

About July 20, 1947

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer