On This Day

What Happened on July 23, 1947

Historical Events

  • 1st (US Navy) air squadron of jets, Quonset Point, Rhode Island

Famous Birthdays

  • David Essex [Cook], English rock vocalist ("Rock On"), and actor (That'll Be The Day), born in Plaistow, Essex (now part of Greater London), England
  • Spencer Christian, American TV weatherman (Good Morning America), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • Torsten Palm, Swedish racing driver, born in Kristinehamn, Sweden
1947 Highlights

About July 23, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 74 years and 3 months
Leap Year: No

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