On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1947

Famous Birthdays

  • Emiel Puttemans, Flemish athlete, born in Vossem, Belgium
  • Sheila Ferguson, American pop singer and songwriter (The Three Degrees - "When Will I See You Again"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Tony Wilson, Trinidadian rock songwriter, bassist, and vocalist (Hot Chocolate - "You Sexy Thing"), born in Trinidad
  • Yelena Ivanovna Dobrokvashina, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-15a), born in Moscow
1947 Highlights

About October 8, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra