On This Day

What Happened on June 19, 1947

Historical Events

  • 1st plane (F-80) to exceed 600 mph (1004 kph)-Albert Boyd, Muroc, California

Famous Birthdays

  • James T Walsh, (Rep-R-NY)
  • Paula Koivuniemi, Finnish singer

Person of interestSalman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie, British-Indian novelist (Midnight's Children, Satanic Verses), born in Mumbai, India

Novelist Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie

Famous Deaths

  • Willem H Fly, typographer/co-founder (SDAP), dies at 84
1947 Highlights

About June 19, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini