On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday

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, rock bassist/vocalist (Badfinger), born in Liverpool, England