On This Day

What Happened on November 24, 1947

Historical Events


Book releaseHistoric Publication

John Steinbeck's novella "The Pearl" published

  • The US House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities finds "Hollywood 10" in contempt because of their refusal to reveal whether they were communists

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Sinclair, British progressive rock keyboard player (Caravan - In the Land of Grey and Pink), born in Herne Bay, Kent, England
  • Dwight Schultz, American actor (A-Team - "Murdock"; Star Trek: The Next Generation - "Barclay"), born in Baltimore, Maryland
1947 Highlights

About November 24, 1947

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

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius