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

Kevin 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? 74 years, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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