On This Day

What Happened on June 24, 1947

Historical Events

  • Flying saucers sighted over Mount Rainier by pilot Ken Arnold

Sports History

Future Baseball Hall of Fame infielder Jackie Robinson steals home for first of 19 times in his career as the Brooklyn Dodgers beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-2

  • PGA Championship Men's Golf, Plum Hollow CC: Jim Ferrier becomes first Australian to win a major title; beats Chick Herbert, 2 & 1

Famous Birthdays

  • Clarissa Dickson Wright, English celebrity chef (Two Fat Ladies), born in London (d. 2014)
  • Marianne Delgorge, Dutch singer and actress (Ice Cream Soda), born in Bloemendaal, The Netherlands

Mick Fleetwood

Mick Fleetwood, British rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac - "Go Your Own Way"; "Tusk"; "The Chain"), born in Redruth, Cornwall, England

  • Peter Weller, Stevens Point WI, actor (Robocop, Of Unknown Origin)
  • Walter Willison, Monterrey Park California, actor (McDuff the Talking Dog)

Famous Deaths

  • Emil Seidel, German-American politician (36th Mayor of Milwaukee), dies at 82
1947 Highlights

About June 24, 1947

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 5 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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