On This Day

What Happened on October 29, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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

Person of interestRichard Dreyfuss

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

Famous Deaths

  • Frances Cleveland Preston, former 1st lady (1885-89 93-97), dies at 83
  • Theodore Samuel Holland, composer, dies at 69