On This Day

What Happened on October 29, 1947

Historical Events

  • Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands form Benelux Union
  • Trial of art forger Han van Meegeren begins in Amsterdam

Famous Birthdays

  • Helen Coonan, Australian politician (Senator for New South Wales), born in Mangoplah, Australia

Richard Dreyfuss

Richard Dreyfuss, American actor (Jaws, Nuts, Mr Holland's Opus), born in Brooklyn, New York


Famous Deaths

  • Frances Cleveland, American First Lady (1885-89 93-97), wife of Grover Cleveland dies at 83
  • Theodore Holland, British composer, dies at 69
1947 Highlights

About October 29, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 1 month and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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