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


Person of interestJonathan Pryce

Jonathan Pryce, Welsh stage and film actor (Brazil, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Two Popes), born in Carmel, Flintshire, Wales

  • Ron Dennis CBE, 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? 73 years, 7 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini