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, American politician (Rep-R-NY 1989-2009), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Paula Koivuniemi, Finnish singer (Butterfly), born in Seinäjoki, Finland

Salman Rushdie

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

  • Youn Yuh Jung, South Korean actress (Minari), born in Kaesong, Korea

Famous Deaths

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

About June 19, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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