On This Day

What Happened on September 18, 1947

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

The Central Intelligence Agency officially comes into existence after being established by President Truman in July

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • US Air Force created as a separate military service by passing of the National Security Act
  • US Department of Defense 1st day of operation

Famous Birthdays

  • Giancarlo Minardi, Italian founder and Managing Director of Minardi Formula One team, born in Faenza, Italy
  • Hans Vermeulen, Dutch singer and guitarist (Sandy Coast), born in Voorburg, Netherlands (d. 2017)
1947 Highlights

About September 18, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 2 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo