August 15th, 1947.

August 15th, 1947, was a Friday. It was day 227 of 1947. The decade was the 1940s.

73 years, 9 months and 28 days have passed since August 15th, 1947.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On this day.

What happened on August 15th, 1947?

  • India achieves independence from Britain.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 73 years, 9 months and 28 days have passed since August 15th, 1947.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 1947.
  • Leap Year: 1947 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 15th, 1947, will be 73 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1947 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 15th, 1947, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1947 was the year of the Pig (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 15th, 1947 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

Kid's TV shows on August 15th, 1947.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1947.

  • Tom and Jerry
  • Looney Tunes

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1947.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out August 15th, 1953 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 15th of August.


National holidays and famous events that fall on the 15th of August.

  • Assumption of Mary to Heaven / Assumption Day

US President.

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on August 15th, 1947.

UK Prime Minister.

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 15th, 1947.

Irish Taoiseach.

Éamon de Valera was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 15th, 1947 was most likely conceived around the 5th of November, 1946.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 15th, 1947 is close to the 24th of May, 1948.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 15th, 1947.

  • A total of 26,965 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,852 weeks have passed.
  • 2,329,776,000 seconds have passed since the August 15th, 1947.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,718,072,000 times.
  • Since August 15th, 1947, the earth has travelled approximately 1,202,164,416,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 388,296,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 200,360,736 steps. That's about 89,049 miles!
  • Since this date, 27,957,312 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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