What Happened on July 26, 1947

Historical Events

  • 46th Men's French Championships: Jozsef Asboth beats Eric Sturgess (8-6, 7-5, 6-4)

Sports History

46th Women's French Championships: Patricia Todd beats Doris Hart (6-3, 3-6, 6-4)

Historic Event

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

  • 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? 75 years, 6 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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