On This Day

What Happened on March 6, 1947

Historical Events

  • XB-45, 1st US 4-engine jet bomber, makes 1st test flight, Muroc, CA

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Fosbury, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1968, "Fosbury Flop"), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Judy Loe, British actress (Singles, Meaning of Life), born in Urmston, England
  • Kiki Dee [Pauline Matthews], British pop singer ("Don't Go Breaking My Heart"), born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England
  • Rob Reiner, American actor (All In The Family -"Mike") and film director (Stand By Me; When Harry Met Sally; This Is Spinal Tap), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Teru Miyamoto, Japanese author

Famous Deaths

  • Halford John Mackinder, British geographer ( Britain and the British Seas), dies at 86
1947 Highlights

About March 6, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 7 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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