On This Day

What Happened on June 15, 1947

Historical Events


Sport awardUS Golf Open

US Open Men's Golf, St. Louis CC: Lew Worsham defeats Sam Snead by 1 stroke in an 18-hole playoff for his only major title

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead

Famous Birthdays

  • Lee Purcell, Cherry Point NC, actor (Big Wednesday, Mr Majestyk)
  • Paul Patterson, British classical composer (Spiders), born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
1947 Highlights

About June 15, 1947

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini