On This Day

What Happened on September 19, 1947

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jackie Robinson is named 1947 "Rookie of Year"

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson

Famous Birthdays

  • Larry Brown, American NFL runningback (3rd to rush over 4,000 yards), born in Clairton, Pennsylvania
  • Lol Creme [Lawrence Creme], English rock vocalist and guitarist (10cc), born in Prestwich, Lancashire, England
  • Ray Cooper, British percussionist (Elton John; Eric Clapton; George Harrison), born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England
  • Steve Bartlett, American politician (56th Mayor of Dallas), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Tanith Lee, British sci-fi author (Don't Bite the Sun), born in London
1947 Highlights

About September 19, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 2 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo