On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1947

Historical Events

Historic Event

US Secretary of State George Marshall outlines the "Marshall Plan" to rebuild Western Europe

Famous Birthdays

  • David Hare, English playwright and director (Plenty, The Hours, The Reader), born in St. Leonards-on-Sea, England
  • Eric Molobi, South African activist (ANC), born in Alexandra township, Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2006)
  • Laurie Anderson, American violinist, composer, and avant-garde artist ("O Superman"; "Let X=X"), born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  • Tom Evans, British rock guitarist, bass player, and singer-songwriter (Badfinger -"Without You": "Maybe Tomorrow"), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1983)
1947 Highlights

About June 5, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 5 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

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