On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1947

Historical Events

  • 14th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
  • Demolition begins for UN HQ in NYC
  • Reports are broadcast that a UFO has crash landed in Roswell, New Mexico

Famous Birthdays

  • Jenny Diski, English writer (Stranger on a Train), born in London (d. 2016)
  • Luis Fernando Figari, Peruvian founder of Sodalitium Christianae Vitae
1947 Highlights

About July 8, 1947

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 4 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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