On This Day

What Happened on July 26, 1947

Historical Events

  • 46th Men's French Championships: Jozsef Asboth beats Eric Sturgess (8-6, 7-5, 6-4)
  • 46th Women's French Championships: Patricia Todd beats Doris Hart (6-3, 3-6, 6-4)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

President Truman signs National Security Act (1947), establishing Department of Defense, CIA, National Security Council and Joint Chiefs of Staff

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • US President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act which establishes the Central Intelligence Agency

Famous Birthdays

  • Al Anderson, American songwriter and guitarist (NRBQ - "Ridin' In My Car"), born in Windsor, Connecticut
  • Pauline Clare, Britain's first female Chief Constable (Lancashire)
1947 Highlights

About July 26, 1947

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 74 years and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo