On This Day

What Happened on September 20, 1947

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Bang [William Walker], American free jazz violinist and composer, born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 2011)
  • Bruce Pasternack, American CEO (Special Olympics International 2002-07), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mia Martini, Italian singer, born in Bagnara Calabra, Reggio Calabria, Italy (d. 1995)

Famous Deaths

  • Fiorello La Guardia, American politician (Mayor-R-NYC, 1933-45), dies at 64
1947 Highlights

About September 20, 1947

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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