What Happened on March 12, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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

Politician Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney

Famous Deaths

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