On This Day

What Happened on September 14, 1947

Historical Events

  • US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Jack Kramer wins second straight US title; beats fellow American Frank Parker 4-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-0, 6-3
  • US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Louise Brough beats Margaret Osborne duPoint 8-6, 4-6, 6-1 for her only US singles title

Famous Birthdays

  • Joan Thirkettle, British journalist, born in Kent, England (d. 1996)
  • Jon Bauman, American singer (Sha Na Na), born in Queens, New York

Sam Neill

Sam Neill, New Zealand actor (Jurassic Park, Dead Calm, The Piano), born in Omagh, Northern Ireland

  • Wolfgang Schwartz, Austrian figure skater (Olympic gold 1968), born in Vienna, Austria
1947 Highlights

About September 14, 1947

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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