On This Day

What Happened on March 12, 1947

Historical Events

  • "Chocolate Soldier" opens at Century Theater NYC for 69 performances
  • Belgian government of Huysmans resigns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Harry Truman introduces Truman-doctrine to fight communism

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman

Famous Birthdays

  • Jill O'Hara, Warren Penn, Broadway actress (Promises! Promises!)
  • Kalervo Palsa, Finnish artist (d. 1987)

Person of interestMitt Romney

Mitt Romney, 70th Republican Governor of Massachusetts and presidential candidate, born in Detroit, Michigan

Governor of Massachusetts and US Senator Mitt Romney
Governor of Massachusetts and US Senator
Mitt Romney

Famous Deaths

  • "Winston Churchill the American", American novelist (b. 1871)
  • Smith Wigglesworth, British religious figure, dies at 87
1947 Highlights

About March 12, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces