On This Day

What Happened on May 10, 1947

Historical Events

  • "Chocolate Soldier" closes at Century Theater NYC after 69 performances
  • 72nd Preakness: Doug Dodson aboard Faultless wins in 1:59

Famous Birthdays

  • Caroline Cooney, American author
  • Jay Ferguson, American rocker (Spirit-"Thunder Island," "I Got A Line on You") and composer (theme for The Office), born in Burbank, California
  • Meg Foster, Conn, actress (Sunshine, Cagney & Lacey)
  • Paul Nicholas Young, architect
  • Thomas Tessier, American author
1947 Highlights

About May 10, 1947

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 6 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus