August 15th, 1947

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

72 years, 11 months and 28 days have passed since August 15th, 1947.

On This Date

Events that occurred on August 15th, 1947:

  • India achieves independence from Britain.

Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 72 years, 11 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 72 years of age.
  • People born in 1947 belong to the "Baby Boomer" generation.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 15th, 1947 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

1947 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 1947.

"Looney Tunes"

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that 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

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 15th, 1947 was probably conceived around the 5th of November, 1946. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 15th, 1947 is the 24th of May, 1948. (Rough Estimate).

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 26,661 days have passed since this date.
  • 2,303,510,400 seconds have passed since the August 15th, 1947.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,687,428,800 times.
  • Since August 15th, 1947, earth has travelled approximately 1,188,611,366,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 383,918,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 198,101,894 steps. That's about 88,045 miles!
  • Since this date, 27,642,125 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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