On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1947

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Cleveland Indians owner Bill Veeck sets up spring training camp in racially tolerant Phoenix, AZ in anticipation of signing team's first black players; Larry Doby is first acquisition later in the season

MLB Team Owner and Promoter Bill Veeck
MLB Team Owner and Promoter
Bill Veeck
  • International Monetary Fund begins operation

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Thicke, Canadian actor (Thicke of the Night; Growing Pains), and TV theme song composer (Doff'rent Strokes; The Facts Of Life), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 2016)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Rocket engineer Wernher von Braun (34) weds Maria Luise von Quistorp in Landshut, Germany

Rocket Scientist Wernher von Braun
Rocket Scientist
Wernher von Braun
1947 Highlights

About March 1, 1947

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 7 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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