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Wednesday April 16, 1947

April 16, 1947: Day of the Week

April 16, 1947 was the 106th day of the year 1947 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 259 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

A person born on this day will be 68 years old today. If that same person saved a Nickel every day starting at age 5, then by now that person has accumulated $1,161.95 today. That is, assuming this person is still alive and kicking.

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Here’s the April 1947 calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly 1947 calendar.

April 1947

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Pig is the mythical animal and Fire is the element for a person born on this day if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology (or Chinese zodiac).

April 16, 1947 Historical Event(s)

  • 1947
    Bernard Baruch coins the term “Cold War” to describe the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union.
  • 1947
    Texas City Disaster: An explosion on board a freighter in port causes the city of Texas City, Texas, to catch fire, killing almost 600.

Who were born on April 16, 1947?

  • 1947
    Gerry Rafferty, Scottish musician and songwriter (d. 2011)
  • 1947
    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, American basketball player

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