On This Day

What Happened on March 13, 1947

Historical Events

  • "Brigadoon" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 581 performances
  • 19th Academy Awards: "Best Years of Our Lives", De Havilland, March win

Famous Birthdays

  • Beat Richner, Swiss physician (founder of children's hospitals in Cambodia) and cellist, born in Z├╝rich, Switzerland
  • Lesley Collier, English ballet dancer, born in Orpington, England
  • Tomas Hinojosa, jockey
1947 Highlights

About March 13, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 8 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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