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

  • (William) "Junior" Campbell, Scottish singer and guitarist (Marmalade - "I See The Rain"), born in Glasgow, Scotland

Famous Deaths

  • Adrienne Ames [McClure], American actress (Black Sheep; 24 Hours), dies of cancer at 39
  • Henri Casadesus, French violist and composer (Preludes for Viola d'amour), dies at 67
1947 Highlights

About May 31, 1947

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 1 month and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini