What Happened on November 20, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Meet the Press" makes network TV debut on NBC
  • 1st permanent TV installed on seagoing vessel (New Jersey)
  • Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Mediator Dei
  • UN General assembly begins debate on printing their own stamps

Famous Birthdays

  • George Grantham, OK, rock drummer/vocalist (Poco)
  • Joe Walsh, Wichita Ks, guitarist/rocker (Eagles-Take it Easy)
  • Mardell Wilkins, LPGA golfer

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Future British Queen Princess Elizabeth II (21) weds Lt Philip Mountbatten (26) in Westminster Abbey, London

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II

Famous Deaths

  • Wolfgang Borchert, German writer, dies at 26