On This Day

What Happened on March 4, 1947

Historical Events

  • WWJ (now WDIV) TV channel 4 in Detroit, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • David Franzoni, American screenwriter
  • Gunnar Hansen, Icelandic-born American actor (Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), born in Reykjav√≠k (d. 2015)
  • Jan Garbarek, Norwegian musician
1947 Highlights

About March 4, 1947

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 6 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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