What Happened on October 20, 1947

Historical Events

  • HUAC opens hearings into alleged Communist influence in Hollywood
  • Radio rights for the Baseball World Series sell for $475,000 for 3 years

Event of Interest

Robinson Jeffers' play "Medea" adapted from Euripides premieres in NYC

1947 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernard Lapasset, French rugby union executive (Chairman World Rugby 2008-16; President French Federation of Rugby Union 1991-2008), born in Tarbes, France (d. 2023)
  • Younis Ahmed, cricketer (batted for Pakistan in 1969 & again in 1987), born in Jalandhar, India
Born in 1947

About October 20, 1947

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 11 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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