On This Day

What Happened on May 13, 1947

Historical Events

  • US Senate approved the Taft-Hartley Act limiting the power of unions

Famous Birthdays

  • David Hughes, cricketer
  • Edgar Burcksen, Dutch film editor
  • Pete Overend Watts, English rock bassist (Mott The Hoople - "All Young Dudes"), born in Yardley, Birmingham, England (d. 2017)
  • Robert "Rab" Noakes, Scottish folk-country singer-songwriter ("Turn A Deaf Ear"), born in St Andrews, Fife
  • Stephen R Donaldson, American sci-fi author (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Lord Foul's Bane), born in Cleveland, Ohio
1947 Highlights

About May 13, 1947

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 4 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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