On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1947

Historical Events

  • The U.S. Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.

Famous Birthdays

  • Inky Mark, Canadian politician
  • Rod Clements, English rocker (Lindisfarne), born in North Shields, Tyne and Wear
  • Steven E. de Souza, American scriptwriter and producer (Die Hard, Commando), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Stewkey [Robert Antoni], rocker

Famous Deaths

  • Ricarda Huch, German writer and historian "First Lady of German humanism", dies at 83
  • Victor Serge, Russian anarchist, novelist, and historian (b. 1890)
1947 Highlights

About November 17, 1947

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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