On This Day

What Happened on September 26, 1947

Historical Events

  • Happy Chandler announces Ford & Gillette to sponsor World Series

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Roth, American swimmer (Olympic gold men's 400m individual medley 1964), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Graham Faulkner, English actor (Brother Sun Sister Moon), born in London, England
  • Lynn Anderson, American country singer (I Never Promised you a Rose Garden), born in Grand Forks, North Dokota (d. 2015)

Famous Deaths

  • Hugh Lofting, English writer (Dr Dolittle), dies at 61
1947 Highlights

About September 26, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 2 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra