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Wednesday January 1, 1947

January 1, 1947: Day of the Week

January 1, 1947 was the 1st day of the year 1947 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 364 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 72 years old today. If that same person saved a Nickel every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $1,271.80 today.

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

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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

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Dog 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).

January 1, 1947 Historical Event(s)

  • 1947
    The American and British occupation zones in Germany, after World War II, merge to form the Bizone, that later became West Germany.
  • 1947
    The Canadian Citizenship Act 1946 comes into effect, converting British subjects into Canadian citizens. Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King becomes the first Canadian citizen.

Who were born on January 1, 1947?

  • 1947
    Frances Yip, Hong Kong singer
  • 1947
    James K. Glassman, American journalist and diplomat
  • 1947
    Jon Corzine, American politician, 54th Governor of New Jersey and former United States Senator from New Jersey
  • 1947
    Leonard Thompson, American professional golfer
  • 1947
    Paula Tsui, Hong Kong singer

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