On This Day

What Happened on July 29, 1947

Historical Events

  • Gas leak explodes in a beauty parlor, 10 women die in Harrisonburg, Virginia

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Harmon, American golf instructor (Fred Couples, Jay Haas, Craig Stadler, Lanny Wadkins, Steve Elkington), born in New Rochelle, NY (d. 2006)
  • Lenny Zakatek [du Platel], Indian-English rock singer (Alan Parsons Project; Gonzalez), born in Karachi, British India

Famous Deaths

  • Willem Vliegen, Dutch journalist and chairman (SDAP), dies at 84
1947 Highlights

About July 29, 1947

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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