What Happened on June 17, 1947

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st round-the-world civil air service leaves NYC
  • Earnest Reuter becomes mayor of Berlin
  • Pan Am Airways chartered as 1st worldwide passenger airline

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher Allport, American actor (d. 2008)
  • George S. Clinton, American composer and musician
  • Paul Young, English singer and percussionist (Mike + The Mechanics), born in Manchester (d. 2000)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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