On This Day

What Happened on March 20, 1947

Historical Events

  • 180 tonne blue whale (record) caught in South Atlantic

Famous Birthdays

  • Carl Palmer, drummer (Asia-Heat of the Moment, Emerson Lake & Palmer)
  • John Eastburn Boswell, medievalist

Famous Deaths

  • Sigurd Wallén, Swedish actor and film director (Ebberöds bank, Med folket för fosterlandet), dies at 62
1947 Highlights

About March 20, 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