On This Day

What Happened on June 17, 1947

Historical Events

  • 1st round-the-world civil air service leaves NYC
  • Earnest Reuter becomes mayor of Berlin
  • Pan Am Airways chartered as 1st worldwide passenger airline

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher Allport, American actor (To Live and Die in L.A.), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2008)
  • George S. Clinton, American composer and musician, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Paul Young, English singer and percussionist (Mike + The Mechanics), born in Manchester (d. 2000)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestMaxwell 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? 73 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini