On This Day

What Happened on March 25, 1947

Historical Events

  • 9th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Holy Cross beats Oklahoma, 58-47; Crusaders' first victory in first title game
  • Agreement of Linggadjati ratified in Batavia
  • Coal mine explosion in Centralia, Illinois kills 111
  • Last day of Test cricket for Walter Hammond (v NZ, Christchurch)

Famous Birthdays

  • Claudine Schneider, American politician (Rep-R-RI, 1981-91), born in Clairton, Pennsylvania

Elton John

Elton John [Reginald Kenneth Dwight], English singer-songwriter and piano player ("Rocketman"; "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"; "Candle In The Wind"), born in Pinner, Middlesex

Singer Elton John
Elton John

1947 Highlights

About March 25, 1947

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 6 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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