On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Edgar Broughton, rocker

Person of interestKevin Kline

Kevin Kline, 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