On This Day

April 8, 1947 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • Largest recorded sunspot ever observed at 40 times the diameter of Earth

Birthdays in History

  • Hsiao-hsien Hou, Taiwanese director (Cheerful Wind, City of Sadness, The Puppetmaster), born in Mei County, China
  • Robert Kiyosaki, American investor (Rich Dad Company), born in Hilo, Hawaii
  • Tom DeLay, American politician (Rep-R-Texas, 1985-2006), born in Laredo, Texas
1947 in History