On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1947

Historical Events

  • OPA, which issued WW II rationing coupons, disbands
  • The development of photosensitive glass, which had occurred ten years previously, is announced publicly

Famous Birthdays

  • Jonathan Pryce, Welsh stage and film actor (Brazil, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Two Popes), born in Carmel, Flintshire, Wales
  • Ron Dennis, British auto racing owner (McLaren F1 team principal 1989-2001; group chairman until 2016), born in Woking, England
  • Ronnie Wood, English rock guitarist (Faces; Jeff Beck Group; The Rolling Stones), born in Hillingdon, England
1947 Highlights

About June 1, 1947

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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