On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1947

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall

Famous Birthdays

  • David Hare, playwright (Strapless, Plenty, Wetherby, Fatale)
  • Eric Molobi, South Africa, activist (ANC)
  • Laurie Anderson, American avant-garde artist and musician (known for O Superman), born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  • Tom Evans, English rock musician (Badfinger), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1983)
1947 Highlights

About June 5, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 5 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini