What Happened on November 1, 1947

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Medium & The Telephone" closes at Barrymore NYC after 211 performances
  • First Aloha Week Parade held in Hawaii
  • Howard Hughes flies "Spruce Goose", a huge wooden airplane
  • UN trusteeship for Nauru granted to Australia, NZ & UK

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Weston, Devon, England, guitarist and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac)(d. 2012)
  • Jim Steinman, American songwriter
  • Rolando Garbey, Oriente Cuba, light MW boxer (Olympic-silver-1968)

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Film director D. W. Griffith (72) divorces actress Evelyn Baldwin (37) after 11 years of marriage

Film director D. W. Griffith
Film director
D. W. Griffith

Famous Deaths

  • Man o' War, American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 1917)