What Happened on October 3, 1947

Historical Events

  • 1st telescope lens 200" (508 cm) in diameter completed
  • Manning Sherwin and Harold Purcell's musical "Under the Counter" opens at Shubert Theater, NYC; runs for 27 performances
  • WMAL (now WJLA) TV channel 7 in Washington, D.C. (ABC) begins
1947 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Rachins, American actor (Douglas-LA Law), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Ben Cauley, American R&B trumpeter (The Bar-Kays - "Soul Finger") and Otis Redding plane crash survivor, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • Fred DeLuca, American co-founder of the Subway chain, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • John Perry Barlow, American lyricist (Grateful Dead - "Estimated Prophet"; "I Need A Miracle"; "Cassidy"), essayist, internet pioneer, and activist, born near Cora, Wyoming (d. 2018)
Born in 1947

About October 3, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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