What happened this day in history August 15, 1947

What are the important events that happened on August 15, 1947? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 15, 1947: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 15, 1947 is the 227th day of the year 1947 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 138 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 2, 1947 – a Friday. 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 ‘dihectaicosaheptagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Quarter every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $5,992.75. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond 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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August 15, 1947 Historical Events

  • 1947
    Founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah is sworn in as first Governor General of Pakistan in Karachi.
  • 1947
    India gains Independence from the British Indian Empire and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.

Who were born on August 15, 1947?

  • 1947
    Jenny Hanley, British TV presenter
  • 1947
    Raakhee Gulzar, Indian actress

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