On This Day

What Happened on March 5, 1947

Famous Birthdays

  • (Samuel) "Eddie" Hodges, American stage and screen actor and singer ("High Hopes", The Music Man - "Gary, Indiana"; Adventures of Huckleberry Finn), born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Clodagh Rodgers, Irish singer (Come Back and Shake Me), born in Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland
  • Kent Tekulve, American MLB baseball relief pitcher, 1980 All-Star (Pittsburgh Pirates, 1974-85 and 2 other teams), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Famous Deaths

  • Alfredo Casella, Italian pianist, composer and conductor (La Giara), dies at 63
1947 Highlights

About March 5, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 7 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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