What Happened in July 1947

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 192m long passenger ship Willem Ruys (Achille Lauro) launched
  • Jul 1 British Dominion Affairs office becomes Commonwealth Relations office
  • Jul 2 Military coup discovered in France
  • Jul 3 252,288 people (record) pass through Grand Central Station, NYC
  • Jul 3 Cleveland Indians purchase Larry Dolby, the 1st black in AL
  • Jul 3 Soviet Union doesn't participate in Marshall Plan
  • Jul 4 61st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jack Kramer beats Tom P Brown (6-1 6-3 6-2)
  • Jul 4 76th British Golf Open: Fred Daly shoots a 293 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
  • Jul 5 "Barefoot Boy with Cheek" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 108 performances
  • Jul 5 54th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Osborne beat Doris Hart (6-2 6-4)
  • Jul 5 Larry Doby signs with Cleveland Indians-1st black player in AL
  • Jul 6 The AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union.
  • Jul 7 Alleged and disputed Roswell UFO incident occured
  • Jul 8 14th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
  • Jul 8 Demolition begins for UN HQ in NYC
  • Jul 8 Reports are broadcast that a UFO has crash landed in Roswell, New Mexico
  • Jul 9 Engagement of Britain's Princess Elizabeth & Lt Philip Mountbatten

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Jul 9 Spain votes for Franco monarchy

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Jul 10 200 die when train derailed & fell into a river in Canton, China
  • Jul 10 Cleveland Indian Don Black no-hits Philadelphia A's, 3-0

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Jul 10 Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is recommended as the first Governor General of Pakistan by then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Clement Attlee.

British Prime Minister Clement Attlee
British Prime Minister
Clement Attlee
  • Jul 16 Bobo Newsom wins 200th game, 1st as a Yankee & Yanks 18th straight In nightcap Vic Rashi extends streak to 19
  • Jul 18 British seize "Exodus 1947" ship of Jewish immigrants to Palestine
  • Jul 18 King George VI signs Indian Independence Act
  • Jul 18 US President Harry Truman signs Presidential Succession Act
  • Jul 18 Tigers shut out Yanks 2-0, end 19 game win streak
  • Jul 18 US begins administering Trust Territory of Pacific Islands
  • Jul 19 Prime Minister of shadow Burma government, Bogyoke Aung San and 6 of his cabinet and 2 non-cabinet members assassinated by armed paramilitaries
  • Jul 20 1st political action of Neth Army on Java & Sumatra
  • Jul 20 34th Tour de France won by Jean Robic of France
  • Jul 21 Indonesia begins 1st political election
  • Jul 22 -8°F (-13°C), Charlotte Pass, NSW (Australian record)
  • Jul 23 1st (US Navy) air squadron of jets, Quonset Point, RI

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Jul 26 President Truman signs National Security Act (1947), establishing Department of Defense, CIA, National Security Council and Joint Chiefs of Staff

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Jul 26 46th Men's French Championships: Jozsef Asboth beats Eric Sturgess (8-6, 7-5, 6-4)
  • Jul 26 46th Women's French Championships: Patricia Todd beats Doris Hart (6-3, 3-6, 6-4)
  • Jul 27 Yogi Berri starts record 148 game errorless streak
  • Jul 28 Iuliu Maniu's Farmers' Party is banned in Romania
  • Jul 29 Gas leak explodes in a beauty parlor, 10 women die in Harrisonburg Va
  • Jul 30 Cincinnati Reds 16 game win streak ends, losing to NY Giants 5-4

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Marc Benno, American musician (Rock 'n' Roll Me Again), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 1 Kazuyoshi Hoshino, Japanese racing driver
  • Jul 2 Ervin Hall, 100m hurdler (Olympic-silver-1968), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Jul 2 Larry David, actor/comedian/writer (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm), born in Brooklyn, New York

Comedian/Writer Larry David
Larry David
  • Jul 2 Luci Baines Johnson Nugent Turpin, daughter of Pres LBJ
  • Jul 3 Betty Buckley, Big Springs Tx, actress (Abby-8 is Enough, 1776, Cats)
  • Jul 3 Dave Barry, American humorist and author
  • Jul 4 Morganna Roberts, (Baseball's kissing bandit), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Jul 6 Richard Beckinsale, Nottingham England, actor (Porridge, Doing Time)
  • Jul 6 Lance Clemons, baseball player
  • Jul 7 Rob Townsend, rock drummer (Family Leicester)
  • Jul 7 Felix Standaert, Belgian diplomat
  • Jul 7 Howard Rheingold, American author
  • Jul 7 Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, King of Nepal
  • Jul 8 Luis Fernando Figari, Peruvian founder of Sodalitium Christianae Vitae
  • Jul 8 Jenny Diski, English writer (Stranger on a Train), born in London (d. 2016)
  • Jul 9 Mitch Mitchell, drummer (Jimi Hendrix Experience)
  • Jul 9 Jerney Kaagman, Dutch singer (Earth & Fire)

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Jul 9 OJ Simpson [Orenthal James], NFL running back (Buf Bills), born in San Francisco, California

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
OJ Simpson
  • Jul 9 Haruomi Hosono, Japanese musician
  • Jul 10 Arlo Guthrie, singer (Alice's Restaurant, City of New Orleans), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 10 John Trevor Key, photographer
  • Jul 11 Jeff Hanna, country singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 11 Bo Lundgren, Swedish politician
  • Jul 12 Pollamani Krishnamurthy, Indian cricket wicket-keeper (1971 WI tour)
  • Jul 12 Richard C. McCarty, American professor of psychology
  • Jul 14 Nick Benedict, actor (Pistol-Birth of a Legend), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 14 Steve Stone, sportscaster (Monday Night Baseball), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jul 14 Claudia Kennedy, U.S. Army officer
  • Jul 16 Roelof P Meyer, South African under minister of Law & Order etc
  • Jul 16 Tom Boggs, rock drummer (Box Tops)
  • Jul 16 Alexis Herman, 23rd U.S. Secretary of Labor
  • Jul 16 Assata Shakur, American activist

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Jul 17 Camilla Parker Bowles (Duchess of Cornwall), wife of Prince Charles, born in London, England

Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles
Duchess of Cornwall
Camilla Parker Bowles
  • Jul 17 Wolfgang Flür, German musician (Kraftwerk)
  • Jul 18 Ayn Rumen, American actress (Janet-McLean Stevenson Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 18 Kurt Mann, Roslyn NY, actor (Bad Penny)
  • Jul 18 Steven W. Mahoney, Canadian politician
  • Jul 19 Bernie Leadon, guitarist/vocalist (Eagles-Take it Easy), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jul 19 Brian May, rock guitarist (Queen-We are the Champions), born in London, England
  • Jul 19 Mike Dutfield, documentary prodcuer
  • Jul 19 Hans-Jürgen Kreische, East German footballer
  • Jul 20 Carlos Santana, Mexico, rock guitarist (Santana-Black Magic Woman)
  • Jul 20 Gerd Binnig, Frankfurt, physicist (tunneling microscope-Nobel 1986)
  • Jul 20 James Harris, Monroe La, NFL quarterback (Buffalo, LA, San Diego)
  • Jul 21 Chetan Chauhan, Indian cricket opener (Gavaskar's partner for a while)
  • Jul 21 John J Duncan Jr, (Rep-R-Tennessee)
  • Jul 21 Wendell Burton, actor (Lucas-New Dick Van Dyke Show), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Jul 22 Albert Brooks, comedian (Broadcast News, Lost in America), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 22 Curt Weldon, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)
  • Jul 22 Don Henley, Linden Tx, rock drummer/vocalist (Eagles-Desparado)
  • Jul 22 Gilles Duceppe, Canadian politician
  • Jul 23 David Essex, [Cook], rock vocalist/actor (That'll be the Day), born in London, England
  • Jul 23 Spencer Christian, weatherman (Good Morning America)
  • Jul 23 Torsten Palm, Swedish racing driver
  • Jul 24 Geoffrey McQueen, TV Writer
  • Jul 24 M Jacques Fouroux, rugby player
  • Jul 24 Michael Coveney, drama critic
  • Jul 24 Neil McIntosh, CEO (VSO, Center for British Teaching)
  • Jul 24 Peter Serkin, pianist (Tashi), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 24 Robert Hays, Bethesda Md, actor (Airplane!, Starman, Scandalous)
  • Jul 24 Zaheer Abbas, cricketer (probably Pakistan's finest batsman ever)
  • Jul 26 Pauline Clare, Chief Constable (Lancashire)
  • Jul 26 Al Anderson, Windsor, Connecticut, guitarist (NRBQ)
  • Jul 27 Betty Thomas, actress (Lucy Baines-Hill Street Blues), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jul 27 Wayne Dowdy, (Rep-D-MS, 1981- )
  • Jul 28 Alexei Sergeyevich Borodai, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • Jul 28 Barbara Ann Ferrell Edmondson, Miss, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • Jul 28 Elena Novikova-Belova, USSR, foils (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • Jul 28 Miguelina Cobian, Cuban 4x100m runner (Olympic-silver-1968), born in Santiago de Cuba
  • Jul 28 Sally Struther, Portland Oregon, actress (Gloria-All in the Family)
  • Jul 29 Janet LePera, LPGA golfer
  • Jul 29 Dick Harmon, American golf instructor (d. 2006)

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Jul 30 Arnold Schwarzenegger, American body builder, actor (Terminator) and politician (38th Governor of California), born in Thal, Austria

Actor, Body Builder & Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder & Politician
Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Jul 30 Margo Sappington, Baytown TX, actress (Oh Calcutta)
  • Jul 30 William Atherton, Ct, actor (Real Genius, Ghostbusters, Class of 44)
  • Jul 30 Jonathan Mann, AIDS activist (d. 1998)
  • Jul 31 Dennis Greenslade, rocker
  • Jul 31 Karl Greene, Manchester, rock bassist, (Herman's Hermits)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Clarence Lucas, composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 9 Lucjan Żeligowski, Polish general (b. 1865)
  • Jul 12 Jimmie Lunceford, American saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1902)
  • Jul 13 Warwick Armstrong, cricketer (50 Tests 1901-21, 2863 runs), dies
  • Jul 15 Henry Kolker, dies at 76
  • Jul 15 Walter Donaldson, American songwriter (b. 1893)
  • Jul 16 Horatio Mbelle, South African interpreter, community leader and politician, dies in Pretoria at 77
  • Jul 17 Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat in WW II (saved thousands of Jews), dies at 34
  • Jul 19 Aung San, Burmese nationalist (assassinated) (b. 1915)
  • Jul 19 U Razak, Burmese politician (b. 1898)
  • Jul 24 Ernest Austin, composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 30 George Challenor, cricketer (played in 1st WI Test side 1928), dies
  • Jul 30 Joseph Cook, 6th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1860)