What Happened on September 8, 1947

Famous Birthdays

  • Amos Biwott, Kenyan 3K steeplechaser (Olympic gold 1968), born in Uasin Gishee, Kenya
  • Ann Beattie, American novelist and short story writer (Chilly Scenes of Winter), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Benjamin Orr [Orzechowski], American rock bassist and singer (The Cars - "Just What I Needed", "Drive"), born in Lakewood, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • Morris Pert, Scottish session jazz-rock drummer, percussionist, pianist, and contemporary classical composer (Ankh; Auroura), born in Arbroath, Scotland (d. 2010)
  • Valery Afanassiev, Russian pianist and conductor, born in Moscow
Born in 1947

Famous Deaths

  • Victor Horta, Belgium architect, founder of Art Nouveau movement (Hôtel Tassel), dies at 86
1947 Highlights

About September 8, 1947

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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