On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1947

Historical Events

  • 1st helicopter air mail & express service, LA, Ca
  • The F-86 Sabre flies for the first time.
  • US control of Haitian customs & governmental revenue ends
  • William Wister Haines' "Command Decision" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Ciechanover, Israeli biologist
  • Adriano Tilgher, Italian politician
  • Dave Arneson, American game designer (Dungeons & Dragons), born in Hennepin County, Minnesota (d. 2009)
  • Larry Lamb, British actor (EastEnders; Gavin & Stacey), born in Edmonton, Middlesex, England
  • Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (Shocking Blue), born in The Hague, the Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • Martin Turner, Martin Turner, British rock bassist, songwriter and singer (Wishbone Ash - Argus), born in Torquay, Devon, England
  • Rob Davis, British musician and songwriter ( Mud - "L'L'Lucy"; Spiller - "Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)"), born in London, England
  • Stephen Collins, actor (Star Trek I, Tattingers), born in Des Moines, Iowa
1947 Highlights

About October 1, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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