On This Day

What Happened on November 20, 1947

Historical Events

  • 1st permanent TV installed on seagoing vessel (New Jersey)

Catholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Mediator Dei

  • UN General assembly begins debate on printing their own stamps

Famous Birthdays

  • Joe Walsh, American guitarist ("Life's Been Good"; "Rocky Mountain Way"; Eagles - "In The City"), born in Wichita, Kansas

Famous Weddings

Wedding of Interest

Future British Queen Princess Elizabeth II (21) weds Lt Philip Mountbatten (26) in Westminster Abbey, London

Famous Deaths

  • Wolfgang Borchert, German writer, dies at 26
1947 Highlights

About November 20, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 74 years and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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