On This Day

What Happened on March 24, 1947

Historical Events

  • Congress proposes 2-term limitation on the presidency

Event of interestEvent of Interest

John D. Rockefeller Jr donates NYC East River site to the UN

Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr
Financier and Philanthropist
John D. Rockefeller Jr

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestAlan Sugar

Alan Sugar, English computer manufacturer (Amstrad; chairman / part-owner Tottenham Hotspur FC 1991-2001) and television celebrity (The Apprentice), born in London, England

Computer Entrepreneur Alan Sugar
Computer Entrepreneur
Alan Sugar
  • Christine Gregoire, American politician, current governor of Washington
  • Meiko Kaji [Masako Ohta], Japanese film actress and singer (Lady Snowblood), born in Kanda, Tokyo, Japan
  • Mike Kellie, British session and touring rock drummer (Spooky Tooth; The Only Ones), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2017)
  • Paul McCandless, rocker (Torches on the Lake)
  • Pieter W Coetzer, South African journalist/MP (NP)
1947 Highlights

About March 24, 1947

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 6 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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