On This Day

What Happened on September 14, 1947

Day of the Week: Sunday

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

Person of interestSam Neill

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

Actor Sam Neill
Actor
Sam Neill
  • Wolfgang Schwartz, Austrian figure skater (Olympic gold 1968), born in Vienna, Austria