On This Day

What Happened on October 14, 1947

Historical Events

  • Chuck Yeager in Bell XS-1 makes 1st supersonic flight (Mach 1.015)

Famous Birthdays

  • Al Atkins, British rock singer (Judas Priest, 1969-73), born in West Bromwich, West Midlands, England
  • Bob Kuechenberg, American NFL guard (6-time Pro Bowl, Miami Dolphins), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 2019)
  • Charlie Joiner, American NFL receiver (Houston, Cincinnati, San Diego), born in Many, Louisiana
  • Lukas Resetarits, Austrian cabaret artist, born in Stinatz, Austria
1947 Highlights

About October 14, 1947

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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