What Happened on May 5, 1947

Historical Events

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

Famous Deaths

  • Ty LaForest, Canadian baseball player, dies at 30

About May 5, 1947

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 4 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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