What Happened on May 2, 1947

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Lowery, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from California, 1981-93), born in San Diego, California
  • James Dyson, British inventor, industrial designer, and entrepreneur (bagless vacuum cleaner; bladeless fan), born in Cromer, Norfolk, England
  • Philippe Herreweghe, Belgian conductor, choirmaster (La Chapelle Royale; Collegium Vocale Gent), and period instrument advocate, born in Ghent, Belgium
Born in 1947

Famous Deaths

  • Dorothea Binz, German Nazi war criminal (Ravensbrück concentration camp), executed by hanging for her crimes at 27
  • William Moulton Marston, American psychologist (inventor of an early prototype of the lie detector) and writer (co-creator, Wonder Woman), dies at 53
1947 Highlights

About May 2, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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