On This Day

What Happened on May 5, 1947

Historical Events

  • Mississippi Valley flooding kills 16 & causes $850M in damage
  • Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert Penn Warren (All the King's Men)

Famous Deaths

  • Ty LaForest, Canadian baseball player, dies at 30
1947 Highlights

About May 5, 1947

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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