On This Day

What Happened on May 31, 1947

Historical Events

  • 79th Belmont: Ruperto Donoso aboard Phalanx wins in 2:29.6
  • Communists seize power in Hungary
  • Eastern DC-4 crashes between Ft Deposit & Perryville Md, kills 53
  • Italian government of Gasperi forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Junior [William] Campbell, Scottish singer and guitarist (Marmalade), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • William H Campbell Jr, rocker

Famous Deaths

  • Adrienne Ames, actress (Black Sheep, 24 Hours), dies at 39
  • Henri Casadesus, French violist/composer (viola d'amour), dies at 67
1947 Highlights

About May 31, 1947

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 2 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini