What are the important events that happened on April 16, 1947? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

April 16, 1947: Facts & Myths About This Day

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

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 3, 1947 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectahexagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Cent every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $228.08. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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 this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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April 16, 1947 Historical Events

  • 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

Who died on April 16, 1947?

  • 1947
    Rudolf Höß, commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp (b. 1900)

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