On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 1947

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Yardley, Australian cricket spin bowler (33 Tests, 126 wickets; coach Sri Lanka), born in Midland, Western Australia (d. 2019)
  • Buddy Miles, American rock drummer (The Electric Flag), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2008)
  • Mel Collins, British rock saxophonist (King Crimson), born in Isle of Man
1947 Highlights

About September 5, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 2 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo