What Happened in June 1947

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 OPA, which issued WW II rationing coupons, disbands
  • Jun 1 The development of photosensitive glass, which had occurred ten years previously, is announced publicly
  • Jun 2 "Louisiana Lady" opens at Century Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Jun 2 Hungarian premier Ferenc Nagy resigns
  • Jun 3 British Viceroy of India Lord Mountbatten visits Pakistan
  • Jun 4 "Louisiana Lady" closes at Century Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Jun 4 US House of Representatives approves Taft-Hartley act

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Jun 5 US Secretary of State George Marshall outlines the "Marshall Plan" to rebuild Western Europe

Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall
  • Jun 6 Treaty drawn up for establishment of International Patent Institute
  • Jun 10 Saab produces its first automobile.
  • Jun 11 WW II sugar rationing finally ends in US (began May 28, 1942)
  • Jun 12 Babe Didrikson is 1st American to win British Women's Amateur Golf Champ
  • Jun 13 1st night game at Fenway Park (Red Sox 5, White Sox 3)
  • Jun 15 47th US Golf Open: Lew Worsham shoots a 282 at St Louis CC in MO
  • Jun 16 1st network news-Dumont's "News from Washington"
  • Jun 16 Pravda denounces Marshall Plan
  • Jun 17 1st round-the-world civil air service leaves NYC
  • Jun 17 Earnest Reuter becomes mayor of Berlin
  • Jun 17 Pan Am Airways chartered as 1st worldwide passenger airline
  • Jun 18 Cincinnati Red Ewell Blackwell no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0
  • Jun 19 1st plane (F-80) to exceed 600 mph (1004 kph)-Albert Boyd, Muroc Ca
  • Jun 20 US President Harry Truman vetoes Taft-Hartley Act
  • Jun 22 12" rain in 42 mins (Holt, MO)
  • Jun 22 Ewell Blackwell just misses pitching back-to-back no-hitters (9th inn)
  • Jun 23 Compton & Bill Edrich make 370 stand for 3rd wkt v South Africa

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Jun 23 US President Truman's veto of Taft-Hartley Act overridden by Congress

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Jun 24 29th PGA Championship: Jim Ferrier at Plum Hollow CC Detroit
  • Jun 24 Flying saucers sighted over Mount Rainier by pilot Ken Arnold

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Jun 24 Jackie Robinson swipes home for 1st of 19 times in his career

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • Jun 24 Jim Ferrier wins PGA golf tournament

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Jun 25 1st version of Anne Frank's diary "Het Achterhuis" published in The Netherlands

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank

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Jun 25 Heavyweight Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Jun 27 98°F (36.8°C) in De Bilt, Netherlands
  • Jun 27 WRC TV channel 4 in Washington, D.C. (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 28 "Temptation" (Tim-Tayshun) by Red Ingle with Jo Stafford hits #1
  • Jun 29 2nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betty Jameson
  • Jun 29 Yanks beat Senators 3-1 starting a 19 game win streak

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Jonathan Pryce, Holywell Flintshire, Welsh actor (Brazil, Pirates of the Caribbean)
  • Jun 1 Ron Wood, rock guitarist (Faces, Jeff Beck Group, Rolling Stones)
  • Jun 1 Ron Dennis, CBE, F1 team principal (McLaren)
  • Jun 2 Jan Ferraris, LPGA golfer
  • Jun 2 Mark Elder, British opera and symphony conductor
  • Jun 3 Timothy David, diplomat
  • Jun 3 Mickey Finn, British guitarist and percussionist (T. Rex) (d. 2003)
  • Jun 3 Mike Burgmann, Australian racing driver (d. 1986)
  • Jun 3 John Dykstra, American special effects supervisor
  • Jun 4 Viktor Klima, Chancellor of Austria
  • Jun 5 David Hare, playwright (Strapless, Plenty, Wetherby, Fatale)
  • Jun 5 Eric Molobi, South Africa, activist (ANC)
  • Jun 5 Tom Evans, rock bassist/vocalist (Badfinger), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jun 5 Laurie Anderson, American avant-garde artist and musician (known for O Superman), born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  • Jun 6 Marion Coakes, England, equestrian show jumper (Olympic silver 1968)
  • Jun 6 Terry Williams, rocker (First Edition)
  • Jun 6 Robert Englund, American actor (Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street), born in Glendale, California
  • Jun 6 David Blunkett, English politician
  • Jun 6 Ada Kok, Dutch swimmer
  • Jun 7 Thurman Munson, baseball catcher/captain (NY Yankees)
  • Jun 8 Joan La Barbara, composer
  • Jun 8 Julie Driscoll, rocker/actress (33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee)
  • Jun 8 Mick Box, rock guitarist (Uriah Heep)
  • Jun 8 Eric F. Wieschaus, American biologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Jun 8 Annie Haslam, English singer-songwriter (Renaissance) and painter, born in Bolton
  • Jun 9 John Gurda, American historian
  • Jun 10 Ken Singleton, baseball player (Orioles), born in Mt Vernon, New York
  • Jun 11 Glenn Leonard, R&B singer (Temptations)
  • Jun 11 Henry Cisneros, first Hispanic to serve as mayor of a major U.S. city (San Antonio), later Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Clinton Administration
  • Jun 11 Laloo Prasad Yadav, Indian politician
  • Jun 12 Ronald J Freeman II, Elizabeth NJ, 4x400m runner (Olympic gold 1968)
  • Jun 13 Daniel P A "Danie" Schutte, South African underminister of Justice
  • Jun 13 Jerrold Nadler, (Rep-D-NY)
  • Jun 13 Peter Holm, boyfriend of Joan Collins
  • Jun 14 Barry Melton, American guitarist (Country Joe and the Fish)
  • Jun 15 Lee Purcell, Cherry Point NC, actor (Big Wednesday, Mr Majestyk)
  • Jun 15 Paul Patterson, composer
  • Jun 16 -minu [Hans-Peter Hammel], Swiss columnist and writer
  • Jun 17 Christopher Allport, American actor (d. 2008)
  • Jun 17 George S. Clinton, American composer and musician
  • Jun 17 Paul Young, English singer and percussionist (Mike + The Mechanics), born in Manchester (d. 2000)
  • Jun 18 Bernard Giraudeau, La Rochelle France, actor (L'Annee des Meduses)
  • Jun 18 Douglas Young, composer
  • Jun 18 Linda Thorson, actress (Tara-Avengers, Julia-1 Life to Live), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jun 19 James T Walsh, (Rep-R-NY)
  • Jun 19 Salman Rushdie, British-Indian novelist (Midnight's Children, Satanic Verses), born in Mumbai, India
  • Jun 19 Paula Koivuniemi, Finnish singer
  • Jun 20 Candace "Candy" Clark, American actress (Man Who Fell to Earth, Q, American Graffiti), born in Norman, Oklahoma
  • Jun 20 David French, British director (Deep Sleep, Bingo)
  • Jun 20 John Forbes, horse trainer
  • Jun 20 Dolores Brooks, American singer (the Crystals)
  • Jun 20 Josef Clemens, German bishop and Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Laity
  • Jun 20 Ivo Milazzo, Italian comic book artist
  • Jun 21 Dana Rohrabacher, (Rep-R-California)
  • Jun 21 Lex van Delden, Dutch actor (Soldier of Orange)
  • Jun 21 Meredith Baxter-Birney, American actress (Family Ties, Bridget Loves Bernie), born in South Pasadena, California
  • Jun 21 Michael Gross, American actor (Family Ties, FBI murders), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 21 Joseph "Joey" Molland, British rock guitarist (Badfinger-Come & Get It), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jun 21 Shirin Ebadi, Iranian lawyer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
  • Jun 22 David L Lander, American actor (Squiggy-Laverne & Shirley), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 22 Murray Webb, cricketer (NZ fast bowler in 3 Tests, 4 wkts at 117 75)
  • Jun 22 Octavia E[stelle] Butler, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Wild Seed)

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Jun 22 "Pistol" Pete Maravich, American NBA star (Atlanta Hawks), born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania (d. 1988)

NBA Guard Pete Maravich
NBA Guard
Pete Maravich
  • Jun 22 Jerry Rawlings, former President of Ghana
  • Jun 22 Howard Kaylan, founding member of The Turtles
  • Jun 23 Bryan Brown, actor (F/X, Gorillas in the Mist, Kim, Tai-Pan), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jun 24 Walter Willison, Monterrey Park California, actor (McDuff the Talking Dog)

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Jun 24 Mick Fleetwood, rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac-Go Your Own Way), born in London, England

Musician Mick Fleetwood
Musician
Mick Fleetwood
  • Jun 24 Marianne Delgorge, singer/actress (Ice Cream Soda)
  • Jun 24 Peter Weller, Stevens Point WI, actor (Robocop, Of Unknown Origin)
  • Jun 24 Clarissa Dickson Wright, English celebrity chef (Two Fat Ladies), born in London (d. 2014)
  • Jun 25 Jimmie Walker, comedian (JJ-Good Times, At Ease), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jun 27 Francisca "Cisca" Beaudoux, actress (2 Under a Cap)
  • Jun 28 Mark Helprin, US writer
  • Jun 28 Patrick Kincaid, who wrote the TODAY program; send him a card
  • Jun 28 Anny Duperey, French film and television actress
  • Jun 29 Jeff Moss, cricketer (one Test Australia v Pakistan 1979)

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Jun 29 Richard Lewis, American comedian (Marty Gold-Anything But Love), born in NYC, New York

Comedian Richard Lewis
Comedian
Richard Lewis
  • Jun 29 Michael Carter, Scottish actor, born in Dumfries, Scotland
  • Jun 30 Jasper van 't Hof, Dutch jazz pianist (Live in Montreux)
  • Jun 30 Yuri Petrovich Sheffer, Russian cosmonaut

Famous Weddings


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Jun 7 US Senator Edward W. Brooke (27) weds first wife Remigia Ferrari-Scacco

US Senator Edward W. Brooke
US Senator
Edward W. Brooke

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 2 Hermann Darewsky, composer, dies at 64
  • Jun 6 Norman Reid, cricketer (Test S Af v Aust 1921-22, 11 & 6, 2-63), dies
  • Jun 8 Tom O'Brien, actor (Flying Fool), dies at 56
  • Jun 9 Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz, president of Poland (1939-40), dies at 62
  • Jun 10 Alexander Bethune, Canadian politician (b. 1852)
  • Jun 12 Jazeps Medins, composer, dies at 70
  • Jun 16 Jean-Francois Capart, Belgian egyptologist (Memphis), dies at 86

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Jun 17 Maxwell Perkins, American editor and publisher for Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe, dies at 62

  • Jun 18 Shigematsu Sakaibara, Japanese admiral (b. 1898)
  • Jun 19 Willem H Fly, typographer/co-founder (SDAP), dies at 84

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Jun 20 Bugsy Siegel, American gangster who created casinos in Las Vegas, shot dead in Beverly Hills at 41

Mobster Bugsy Siegel
Mobster
Bugsy Siegel
  • Jun 24 Emil Seidel, Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (b. 1864)

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Jun 26 Richard Bedford Bennett, 11th Prime Minister of Canada, dies of a heart attack at 76

11th Prime Minister of Canada Richard Bedford Bennett
11th Prime Minister of Canada
Richard Bedford Bennett
  • Jun 28 Stanislav K Neumann, Czech poet (Anti-Guide), dies at 72