On This Day

What Happened on May 3, 1947

Historical Events

  • 73rd Kentucky Derby: Eric Guerin aboard Jet Pilot wins in 2:06.8

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Japan's post-war constitution goes into effect, granting universal suffrage, stripping Emperor Hirohito of all but symbolic power and outlawing Japan's right to make war

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan

Famous Birthdays

  • Doug Henning, Canadian magician, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2000)
1947 Highlights

About May 3, 1947

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 2 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Taurus