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

Pete Maravich

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

  • David L. Lander, American actor (Laverne & Shirley - "Squiggy"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2020)
  • Howard Kaylan {Kaplan], American rock and roll musician and songwriter (The Turtles; Flo and Eddie), 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? 74 years, 5 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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