What Happened on September 17, 1947

Historical Events

Sports History

Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News

  • James Forrestal sworn in as 1st US Secretary of Defense

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeff MacNelly, American Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist (Shoe), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • Robert Kidd, British marine geoscientist (International Deep Sea Drilling Programme), born in Milford Haven, Wales (d. 1996)
  • Tessa Jowell, British politician and Labour Member of Parliament (1997-2015), born in Marylebone, London (d. 2018)
Born in 1947

About September 17, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 8 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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