On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1947

Historical Events

  • Maharajah of Jammu & Kashmir accedes to India
  • The British military occupation ends in Iraq

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestHillary Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton, US 1st Lady (1993-2001), Senator (NY, 2001-09), Secretary of State (2009-13) and 2016 Democratic Presidential nominee, born in Chicago, Illinois

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
  • Ian Ashley, British racing driver, born in Wuppertal, Germany
  • Trevor Joyce, Irish poet (The Poems of Sweeny Peregrine), born in Dublin, Ireland

Famous Deaths

  • Canon Edwin Sidney Savage, English rector (b. 1862)
1947 Highlights

About October 26, 1947

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Scorpio