On This Day

What Happened on November 6, 1947

Historical Events

  • NBC's "Meet the Press" debuts - US's longest running TV show

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward Yang, Taiwanese film director (Yi Yi), born in Shanghai, China (d. 2007)
  • Jack Arnold, character on TV programme The Wonder Years
  • Jim Rosenthal, English sports presenter, born in Oxford, England
  • Larry James, American track athlete, 4X400m relayer (Olympic gold 1968), born in Mount Pleasant, New York (d. 2008)

Famous Deaths

  • Kristian Elster, Norwegian author (Paradisets Have), dies at 66
1947 Highlights

About November 6, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 11 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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