On This Day

What Happened on October 23, 1947

Historical Events

  • Husband & wife Carl Cori & Gerty Cori are 1st spouses to be awarded joint Nobel Prizes for Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of the course of the catalytic conversion of glycogen" (alongside Bernardo Alberto Houssay)
  • NAACP petition on racism "An Appeal to the World" presented to UN

Famous Birthdays

  • Greg Ridley, British rock bassist (Spooky Tooth; Humble Pie), born in Carlisle, Cumberland, England (d. 2003)
1947 Highlights

About October 23, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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