On This Day

What Happened on October 14, 1947

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dutch Queen Wilhelmina gives golden award to general Eisenhower

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Queen of the Netherlands Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
Queen of the Netherlands
Wilhelmina of the Netherlands

Famous Birthdays

  • 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? 73 years, 1 month and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra