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 MP
1947 Highlights

About September 17, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 1 month and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo