On This Day

What Happened on September 18, 1947

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

  • 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? 74 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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