Last week I found my hospital birth certificate from August 17, 1947 complete with a little foot print and thumb print. ( Don’t worry, privacy freaks, I altered the prints to post the photo here.)
What else was happening on the day I was born?
- William Lyon MacKenzie King was Prime Minister of Canada
- George VI was king of England
- Other Canadians born in 1947 included Andrea Martin, Doug Henning, Ken Dryden and Burton Cummings
- The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Montreal Canadians 4 games to 2 to win the Stanley Cup. Maurice “the Rocket” Richard was named MVP after scoring 45 goals in the regular season.
- Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play baseball in a US major league team (Dodgers) and on Feb 3, the first black reporter was admitted to the US Congressional press gallery.
- Life with Father was the Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
Tex Willams country tune “Smoke, Smoke, Smoke that Cigarette topped the hit parade.
- Dec 27 1st “Howdy Doody Show” (Puppet Playhouse) was first telecast on NBC with Claribel the Clown and Buffalo Bob.
Here is how my Mom recorded my birth in my “baby book”.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOHN!!