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

  • Aleksandr V Rutskoi, Ukrainian Hero of USSR/VP (1991- )
  • Andy Irvine, rugby player
  • Dumisani Kumalo, South African anti-apartheid activist and UN ambassador, born in KwaMbunda, South Africa (d. 2019)
  • Enrique Krauze, Mexican historian and writer
  • Ilona Gusenbauer, Austrian high jumper (Olympic bronze 1972)
  • Lucius Allen, NBA star (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Michael R McNulty, (Rep-D-NY)
  • Russ Abbot [Russell A Roberts], British TV comedian (The Russ Abbot Show, September Song), born in Cheshire, England