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People Who Died in the Year 1947 (13 found): Names Only

Bill Hewitt

Real/Birth Name:
William Ernest Hewitt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

End, fullback. Refused to wear a helmet. Teams University of Michigan, Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles, Phil-Pitt Steagles. Died in a car crash. Eagles Hall of Fame 1987. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1961. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1971. University of Michigan Athletic Hall of Honor 2008.

Josh Gibson

Real/Birth Name:
Joshua Gibson
Nickname(s):
the black Babe Ruth
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
35, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Negro League catcher. Teams Homestead Grays, Pittsburgh Crawfords, Rojos del Águila de Veracruz. Georgia Sports Hall of Fame 2003. Mexican Professional Baseball Hall of Fame 1971. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1972. National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1970. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame.

Al Capone

Real/Birth Name:
Alphonse Gabriel Capone
Nickname(s):
Scarface
Scarface Al
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
48, 8 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famous American gangster.

Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten

Real/Birth Name:
Gustaf Adolf Oscar Fredrik Arthur Edmund
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
grandfather of
grandfather of
husband of
Older than Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha by 1 year.
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Died in an air crash. The DC3 crashed on takeoff.

John H. Outland

Real/Birth Name:
John Henry Outland
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Suggested the trophy named for him.

Johnny Evers

Real/Birth Name:
John Joseph Evers
Also Known As:
John J Evers
Nickname(s):
Trojan
The Crab
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

"Tinkers to Evers to Chance" - see also Frank Chance, Joe Tinker. Second base. Team Chicago Cubs. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1946. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame.

Henry Ford

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Ford
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Ford Motor Company founder. Developed the Model T. Also the Ford trimotor airplane. Automotive Hall of Fame 1967. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. International Motorsports Hall of Fame 1993. Irish American Hall of Fame 2011. Michigan Sports Hall of Fame 1978. Michigan Walk of Fame 2006. Motorsports Hall of Fame of America 1996. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1984. Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame.

Charles Bidwill

Real/Birth Name:
Charles W. Bidwill
Nickname(s):
Charley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Owner, team Chicago Cardinals, from 1933 through 1946. Arizona Cardinals Ring of Honor 2006. Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame. Pro Football Hall of Fame 1967.

Christian X of Denmark

Real/Birth Name:
Christian Carl Frederik Albert Alexander Vilhelm
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

King of Denmark from 1912 to 1947 and the only King of Iceland, between 1918 and 1944.

Willa Cather

Real/Birth Name:
Wilella Sibert Cather
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Novels My Antonia, Sapphira and the Slave Girl. Pulitzer Prize in 1922 for her novel One of Ours. National Women's Hall of Fame 1988. Nebraska Hall of Fame 1962. National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame 1986. New York State Writers Hall of Fame 2011.

Georg von Trapp

Real/Birth Name:
Georg Johannes von Trapp
Also Known As:
Baron von Trapp
Georg Johannes, Ritter von Trapp
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Maria von Trapp, until he died.
Older than Maria von Trapp by 24 years.

Brief Facts:

Austrian naval officer. Captain of submarines in World War I. Subject of musical movie The Sound of Music which is strongly fictionalized.

Bugsy Siegel

Real/Birth Name:
Benjamin Siegel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Mobster. A driving force behind the development of the Las Vegas Strip.

Harry Carey

Real/Birth Name:
Henry DeWitt Carey II
Also Known As:
Harry Carey Sr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Silent film star. Movies Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Red River, Air Force. Hall of Great Western Performers 1976. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1987. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1521 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
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