What Happened on June 6, 1947

Historical Events

  • Treaty drawn up for establishment of International Patent Institute

Famous Birthdays

  • Ada Kok, Dutch swimmer (Olympic gold 200m butterfly 1968; silver 100m butterfly, 4×100m medley 1964), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • David Blunkett, English blind politician, Home Secretary (2001-4), born in Sheffield, England
  • Marion Coakes, English equestrian rider (World C'ship gold Individual Jumping 1965; Olympic silver 1968), born in New Milton, England
  • Robert Englund, American actor (Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street), born in Glendale, California
  • Terry Williams, American singer-songwriter, and guitarist (The First Edition - "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)"), born in Hollywood, California
Born in 1947

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? 75 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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