What Happened on May 3, 1947

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

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

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? 75 years, 6 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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