On This Day

What Happened on October 5, 1947

Historical Events

Sports History

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

Historic Communication

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


Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Johnson, British hard rock singer-songwriter (AC/DC - "Back In Black"), born in Dunston, Gateshead, England
1947 Highlights

About October 5, 1947

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 2 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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