On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1947

Historical Events

  • Treaty drawn up for establishment of International Patent Institute

Famous Birthdays

  • Ada Kok, Dutch swimmer
  • David Blunkett, English blind politician, Home Secretary (2001-4), born in Sheffield, England
  • Marion Coakes, English equestrian show jumper (Olympic silver 1968), born in New Milton, Hampshire
  • Robert Englund, American actor (Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street), born in Glendale, California
  • Terry Williams, American singer-songwriter (The First Edition),

Famous Deaths

  • Norman Reid, cricketer (Test S Af v Aust 1921-22, 11 & 6, 2-63), dies
1947 Highlights

About June 6, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini