On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1947

Historical Events

  • Earnest Reuter becomes mayor of Berlin
  • Pan Am Airways' 1st round-the-world civil air service leaves NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher Allport, American actor (To Live and Die in L.A.), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2008)
  • George S. Clinton, American film score (Austin Powers movies), stage, and concert composer, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Gregg Rolie, American rock singer and keyboardist (Santana, 1965-71; Journey, 1973-80; Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, 2012-present), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Paul Young, British rock singer and percussionist (Mike + The Mechanics - "All I Need Is A Miracle"), born in Manchester, England (d. 2000)
  • Rev. Timothy Wright, American gospel singer (Been There Done That), and pastor, born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 2009)
  • Vlastimir Trajković, Serbian avant-garde composer, and educator, born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

Maxwell Perkins

Maxwell Perkins, American editor and publisher for Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe, dies at 62

1947 Highlights

About June 17, 1947

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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