On This Day

What Happened on June 24, 1947

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Flying saucers sighted over Mount Rainier by pilot Ken Arnold

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jackie Robinson swipes home for 1st of 19 times in his career

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 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, singer/actress (Ice Cream Soda)

Person of interestMick Fleetwood

Mick Fleetwood, rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac-Go Your Own Way), born in London, England

Musician Mick Fleetwood
Mick Fleetwood
  • 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