On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1947

Historical Events

  • Series of forest fires burn over $30 million of timber across the New England States

Famous Birthdays

  • Edgar Broughton, English rocker (Edgar Broughton Band), born in Warwick, Warwickshire, England

Person of interestKevin Kline

Kevin Kline, American actor (Sophie's Choice, Big Chill), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Famous Deaths

  • Dudley Digges, Irish actor (Mutiny on the Bounty, The Invisible Man), dies at 68
1947 Highlights

About October 24, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Scorpio