On This Day

What Happened on September 1, 1947

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Infielder Jack Lohrke hits NY Giants' 183rd homer of season in 2-1 win v Boston Braves; breaks NY Yankees MLB mark of 182 set in 1936
  • With a victory by Armed in the Washington Park Handicap, Calumet Farm becomes the first stable to surpass $1 million in annual earnings; leads all owners with total earnings of $1,402,436

Famous Birthdays

  • Al Green, American politician

Famous Deaths

  • Frederick Russell Burnham, father of the international Scouting movement (b. 1861)