On This Day

What Happened on June 20, 1947

Historical Events

  • US President Harry Truman vetoes Taft-Hartley Act

Famous Birthdays

  • Candace "Candy" Clark, American actress (Man Who Fell to Earth, Q, American Graffiti), born in Norman, Oklahoma
  • David French, British director (Deep Sleep, Bingo)
  • Dolores Brooks, American singer (the Crystals)
  • Ivo Milazzo, Italian comic book artist
  • Josef Clemens, German bishop and Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Laity

Famous Deaths

Person of interestBugsy Siegel

Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, American gangster who created casinos in Las Vegas, shot dead in Beverly Hills at 41

Mobster Bugsy Siegel
Bugsy Siegel

1947 Highlights

About June 20, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini