On This Day

What Happened on March 1, 1947

Historical Events

  • 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
  • International Monetary Fund begins operation

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Thicke, Canadian actor, singer-songwriter (Thicke of the Night, Growing Pains), 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? 73 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces