On This Day

What Happened on September 19, 1947

Historical Events

Sports History

Jackie Robinson is named 1947 "Rookie of Year"

Famous Birthdays

  • (Lawrence) "Lol" Creme, English rock vocalist and guitarist (10cc - "I'm Not In Love"), and music video producer, born in Prestwich, Lancashire, England
  • Larry Brown, American NFL runningback (3rd to rush over 4,000 yards), born in Clairton, Pennsylvania
  • 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? 74 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

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