On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1947

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Eugene O'Neill's "Moon for the Misbegotten" premieres in NYC

Playwright Eugene O'Neill
Eugene O'Neill

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Lowery, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from California (1981-93), born in San Diego, California

Famous Deaths

  • Dorothea Binz, Nazi war criminal (b. 1920)
  • 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? 74 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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