On This Day

What Happened on September 3, 1947

Historical Events

  • New York Yankees total 18 hits, all singles to rout Boston Red Sox, 11-2 at Fenway Park
  • Philadelphia A's rookie pitcher Bill McCahan no-hits Washington Senators, 3-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Dick Buerkle, American athlete (WR 1 mile indoor 3:54.93 1978), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2020)
  • Eric Bell, Northern Irish rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy - "Whiskey In The Jar"), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Gérard Houllier OBE, French soccer manager (Paris Saint-Germain, Lens, Liverpool, Olympique Lyonnais, Aston Villa, France), born in Thérouanne, France (d. 2020)
  • Kjell Magne Bondevik, Norwegian politician (Christian Democratic Party), born in Molde, Norway

Person of interestMario Draghi

Mario Draghi, Italian banker, President of the European Central Bank, Prime Minister of Italy (2021-), born in Rome, Italy

Economist and Prime Minister of Italy Mario Draghi
Economist and Prime Minister of Italy
Mario Draghi
  • Michael Huffington, American oil millionaire (Rep-R-California, 1992-94), born in Dallas, Texas
1947 Highlights

About September 3, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 74 years and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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