What Happened on March 19, 1947

Historical Events

  • Belgian government of Paul-Henri Spaak (Belgium Socialist Party) forms

Victory in Battle

Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek conquers Jenan

Famous Birthdays

  • Earlie Fires, jockey (Hialeah Park)

Glenn CloseGlenn Close (76 years old)

American actress (The Big Chill, Fatal Attraction), born in Greenwich, Connecticut

  • John Beckwith, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
  • Marinho Peres, Brazilian football player
Born in 1947

Famous Deaths

  • Willem Pijper, Dutch composer and music critic, dies at 52
  • William Starling Burgess, American yacht designer (America's Cup yachts "Enterprise", "Rainbow", "Ranger") and aviation pioneer, dies at 68

About March 19, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 76 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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