On This Day

What Happened on June 22, 1947

Historical Events

  • 12" rain in 42 mins (Holt, MO)
  • Ewell Blackwell just misses pitching back-to-back no-hitters (9th inn)

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPete Maravich

"Pistol" Pete Maravich, American NBA star (Atlanta Hawks), born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania (d. 1988)

NBA Guard Pete Maravich
NBA Guard
Pete Maravich
  • David L Lander, American actor (Squiggy-Laverne & Shirley), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Howard Kaylan, American rock and roll musician and writer (The Turtles), born in NYC, New York
  • Jerry Rawlings, Ghanaian Head of State (1981-93) and President of Ghana (1993-2001), born in Accra, Gold Coast (d. 2020)
  • Murray Webb, cricketer (NZ fast bowler in 3 Tests, 4 wkts at 117 75)
  • Octavia E[stelle] Butler, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Wild Seed)
1947 Highlights

About June 22, 1947

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

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer