On This Day

What Happened on September 17, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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 MP