What Happened on July 9, 1947

Historical Events

Engagement of Interest

Engagement of Britain's Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten

Historic Event

Spain votes for Franco monarchy


Famous Birthdays

  • (John) "Mitch" Mitchell, British drummer (Jimi Hendrix Experience), born in Ealing, Middlesex, England (d. 2008)
  • Haruomi Hosono, Japanese musician (Yellow Magic Orchestra), born in Minato, Tokyo, Japan
  • Jerney Kaagman, Dutch singer (Earth & Fire), born in The Hague, Netherlands

O.J. SimpsonO.J. Simpson (75 years old)

American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back, broadcaster and actor (Heisman Trophy 1968; NFL MVP 1973; Buffalo Bills), born in San Francisco, California


Famous Deaths

  • Lucjan ┼╗eligowski, Polish general (b. 1865)
1947 Highlights

About July 9, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 6 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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