On This Day

What Happened on November 20, 1947

Historical Events

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

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Mediator Dei

260th Pope Pius XII
260th Pope
Pius XII
  • 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


LoveWedding of Interest

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

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip
Duke of Edinburgh
Prince Philip

Famous Deaths

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

About November 20, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 73 years and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Scorpio