On This Day

What Happened on September 16, 1947

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • John Cobb sets world auto speed record at 394.2 MPH
  • Typhoon Kathleen hits Saitama, Tokyo and Tone River area, killing at least 1,930

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexander Rutskoy, Russian politician (Vice President of Russia 1991-93) and Soviet military officer (led the putsch against President Boris Yeltsin during Russian constitutional crisis of 1993), born in Proskuriv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
  • Andy Irvine, Scottish rugby player, born in Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Dumisani Kumalo, South African anti-apartheid activist and UN ambassador, born in KwaMbunda, South Africa (d. 2019)
  • Enrique Krauze, Mexican historian and writer, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Ilona Gusenbauer, Austrian high jumper (Olympic bronze 1972), born in Gummersbach, West Germany
  • Lucius Allen, American NBA star (Milwaukee Bucks), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Michael R. McNulty, American politician (Rep-D-NY), born in Troy, New York
  • Russ Abbot [Russell A Roberts], British TV comedian (The Russ Abbot Show, September Song), born in Cheshire, England