On This Day

What Happened on July 24, 1947

Famous Birthdays

  • Geoffrey McQueen, TV Writer
  • M Jacques Fouroux, rugby player
  • Michael Coveney, drama critic
  • Neil McIntosh, CEO (VSO, Center for British Teaching)
  • Peter Serkin, American pianist (Tashi), born in NYC, New York (d. 2020)
  • Robert Hays, actor (Airplane!, Starman, Scandalous), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • Zaheer Abbas, Pakistani cricketer (probably Pakistan's finest batsman ever), born in Sialkot, Punjab

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest Austin, composer, dies at 72
1947 Highlights

About July 24, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 4 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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