On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1947

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • 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, marine geoscientist
  • Tessa Jowell, British politician and Labour Member of Parliament (1997-2015), born in Marylebone, London (d. 2018)
1947 Highlights

About September 17, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 74 years and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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