On This Day

What Happened on September 30, 1947

Historical Events

  • In first televised World Series Baseball game, NY Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 5-3 in Game 1 at Yankee Stadium; also largest WS crowd to date, 73,365
  • Record World Series crowd of 73,365 see NY beat Brooklyn Dodgers, 5-3 in Game 1 at Yankee Stadium ($325,828); record broken in Game 6

Famous Birthdays

  • Marc Bolan, British rock vocalist and guitarist (T-Rex - "Bang A Gong (Get It On)"; "Jeepster"), born in London (d. 1977)
  • Miguel de Oliveira, Brazilian boxer (WBC light middleweight champion 1975), born in Sao Paulo, Brazil (d. 2021)
  • Rula Lenska [Róża Łubieńska], British stage and screen actress (Coronation Street; The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy), born in St Neots, England
1947 Highlights

About September 30, 1947

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 1 month and 28 days
Leap Year: No

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