On This Day

What Happened on March 15, 1947

Historical Events

  • John Lee appointed 1st black commissioned officer in US Navy

Famous Birthdays

  • (Ryland) "Ry" Cooder, American blues guitarist and producer (Crossroads), born in Los Angeles, California
  • David Colley, cricketer (NSW quickie, 3 Tests for Australia 1972)
  • Juraj Kukura, Slovak actor
  • Larisa Grigoriyevna Pozharskaya, Russian cosmonaut
  • Stomu Yamash'ta, Japanese percussionist, keyboard player and traditional Japanese-progressive rock fusion composer (Go), born in Kyoto, Japan
  • Tomas Pettersson, Swedish cyclist (Olympic silver 1968)
1947 Highlights

About March 15, 1947

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 7 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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