On This Day

1947 in History (Part 4)

Events in History


Birthdays in History

Birthdays 301 - 340 of 340

  • Nov 17 Rod Clements, English rocker (Lindisfarne), born in North Shields, Tyne and Wear
  • Nov 17 Stewkey [Robert Antoni], rocker
  • Nov 17 Steven E. de Souza, American scriptwriter and producer (Die Hard, Commando), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 17 Inky Mark, Canadian politician
  • Nov 19 Lamar Smith, American politician (Rep-R-Texas 1987-2019), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Nov 22 Alfredo Cristiani, president of El Salvador (1989-94)
  • Nov 22 Valerie Wilson Wesley, American author
  • Nov 23 Geoffery Michael Roberts, vintner
  • Nov 25 Jonathan Kaplan, French film director (Heart Like a Wheel), born in Paris, France
  • Nov 25 Linda Laflamme, rocker
  • Nov 25 Val Fuentes, rocker (It's A Beautiful Day)
  • Nov 29 Petra Kelly, Gunzburg, Bavaria, German politician and activist (German Green Party)

Person of interestDavid Mamet

Nov 30 David Mamet, American playwright (Speed the Plow, House of Games), born in Chicago, Illinois

Playwright David Mamet
Playwright
David Mamet
  • Nov 30 Sergio Badilla Castillo, Chilean poet
  • Dec 2 Michael Green, English businessman and psychotherapist, born in Hampstead, London
  • Dec 2 Ivan Atanassov Petrov, Bulgarian neurologist (research on biopsy investigation of muscle and peripheral nerves in neuromuscular diseases), born in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Dec 4 Ursula Krechel, German writer (Shanghai far from where), born in Trier, Germany
  • Dec 5 Jugderdemidjin Gurragcha, Mongolian cosmonaut (Soyuz 39), born in Gurvanbulag, Bulgan, Mongolia
  • Dec 5 Bruce Golding, Jamaican politician (8th Prime Minister of Jamaica 2007-11), born in Chapelton, Jamaica
  • Dec 5 Tony Gregory, Irish politician, born in Dublin
  • Dec 6 Lawrence Cannon, Canadian politician (9th Minister of Foreign Affairs), born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • Dec 7 Mino Reitano, Italian entertainer, born in Fiumara, Italy (d. 2009)
  • Dec 8 Geoff Daking, American rocker (Blue Magoos)
  • Dec 8 Thomas R. Cech, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • Dec 8 Kati-Claudia Fofonoff, Skolt Sámi writer
  • Dec 9 Tom Daschle, American politician (U.S. Senator from South Dakota), born in Aberdeen, South Dakota
  • Dec 9 Jaak Jõerüüt, Soviet-born Estonian politician (Minister of Defence 2004-05), born in Tallinn, Estonia
  • Dec 10 Rəsul Quliyev, Azerbaijani politician, born in Qazanci, Nakhchivan, Azerbaijan
  • Dec 13 Charles “Chuck” Findley, American session trumpet and flugelhorn player (Steely Dan; The Carpenters; The Tonight Show), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 14 Linda Sutton, English artist, born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex

Person of interestDilma Rousseff

Dec 14 Dilma Rousseff, Brazilian politician, President of Brazil (2011-16), born in Belo Horizonte

President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff
President of Brazil
Dilma Rousseff
  • Dec 15 Rodney Bingenheimer, American disc jockey, born in Mountain View, California
  • Dec 17 Marilyn Hassett, LA Ca
  • Dec 18 Judy Heumann, American disability rights activist, and author, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Dec 18 Eddie Antar, founder and CEO (Crazy Eddie Electronics Store), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Dec 22 Brian C. Daley, American sci-fi author (Exploits of Han Solo, Tron), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Dec 24 Kevin Sheedy, coach of Australian Football League club Essendon FC, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Dec 26 James T. Conway, 34th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps
  • Dec 30 Stephanus S "Tian" van Merwe, leader (South Africa Democratic Party)
  • Dec 30 Janet Mills, American lawyer and politician, first female Governor of Maine (2018-), born in Farmington, Maine

Weddings in History


Deaths in History