On This Day

What Happened on September 4, 1947

Historical Events

  • Champion Middlesex cricket batsman Denis Compton scores 101 for South of England in tour match defeat to South Africa at Lord's; his record 17th century of the English season

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Jenkins, American television and radio sports announcer (IndyCar & NASCAR telecasts for ESPN/ABC, NBC Sports), born in Richmond, Indiana (d. 2021)
1947 Highlights

About September 4, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 4 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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