What Happened on October 5, 1947

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Brooklyn outfielder Al Gionfriddo makes famous catch off Joe DiMaggio in Game 6 of Baseball World Series; Dodgers beat Yankees, 8-6; catch inspires "back-back-back" expression

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Harry Truman makes the 1st Presidential address televised from the White House

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Johnson, English singer-songwriter (AC/DC), born in Dunston, Gateshead