What Happened in September 1947

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 NY Giants 183-185 HR of year breaks Yankee mark of 182 in 1936
  • Sep 3 Philadelphia A's Bill McCahan no-hits Wash Senators, 3-0
  • Sep 3 Yanks get 18 singles to beat Red Soxs 11-2
  • Sep 7 Battles between Hindus & Muslims in New Delhi, India
  • Sep 12 Pirate Ralph Kiner hits his record 8th HR in 4 games
  • Sep 13 WPVI TV channel 6 in Philadelphia, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 14 67th U.S. Men's National Championship: Jack Kramer beats Frank Parker (4-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-0, 6-3)
  • Sep 14 61st U.S. Women's National Championship: Louise Brough beats Margaret Osborne duPoint (8-6, 4-6, 6-1)
  • Sep 15 First four-engined jet-propelled fighter plane tested, Columbus, Oh
  • Sep 15 Yanks clinch pennant #15
  • Sep 15 RCA releases the 12AX7 miniature dual triode vacuum tube; it is still in production
  • Sep 15 Typhoon Kathleen hit Tone River, Saitama and Tokyo area, killing at least 1,930 and injuring 1,750..
  • Sep 16 John Cobb sets world auto speed record at 394.2 MPH
  • Sep 16 Typhoon Kathleen hits Saitama, Tokyo and Tone River area, killing at least 1,930

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 17 Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • Sep 17 James Forrestal sworn in as 1st US Secretary of Defense
  • Sep 18 US Department of Defense 1st day of operation
  • Sep 18 US Air Force created as a separate military service by passing of the National Security Act
  • Sep 19 Jackie Robinson is named 1947 "Rookie of Year"
  • Sep 22 Brooklyn Dodgers clinch NL pennant defeating St. Louis Cardinals 94-60
  • Sep 25 2nd Cannes Film Festival ends
  • Sep 26 Happy Chandler announces Ford & Gillette to sponsor World Series
  • Sep 27 "Sweethearts" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 288 performances
  • Sep 29 Dizzy Gillespie presented his 1st Carnegie Hall concert in NY
  • Sep 29 Former Yank manager Joe McCarthy signs to manage Red Sox
  • Sep 29 Record World Series crowd of 73,365 at Yankee Stadium ($325,828)
  • Sep 30 Yanks beat Dodgers 5-3-largest WS crowd 73,365-1st WS televised

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Al Green, American politician
  • Sep 2 Richard Coughlan, English drummer and percussionist (Caravan), (d. 2013)
  • Sep 3 Eric Bell, rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy Belfast, N Ireland
  • Sep 3 Michael Huffington, US oil millionaire (Rep-R-California, 1992-94)
  • Sep 3 Kjell Magne Bondevik, Norwegian politician
  • Sep 3 Mario Draghi, Italian banker and President of the European Central Bank, born in Rome
  • Sep 4 Alan Greisman, Sally Field's husband/producer (Fletch, Surrender)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 6 Jane Curtin, American actress (SNL, Allie Lowell-Kate & Allie), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Actress Jane Curtin
Actress
Jane Curtin
  • Sep 6 Sylvester, rocker (Do Ya Wanna Funk)
  • Sep 6 Bruce Rioch, Scottish footballer and coach
  • Sep 8 Amos Biwott, Uasin Gishee Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Oly-gold-1968)
  • Sep 8 Ann Beattie, short story writer (NYer Magazine), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 8 Valery Afanassiev, Russian pianist
  • Sep 9 David Rosenboom, composer
  • Sep 9 Freddy Weller, Georgia, rocker (Paul Revers & The Raiders)
  • Sep 9 Lynn Fitzgerald, marathoner (ran 133 miles 939 yards in 24 hrs)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 10 Larry Nelson, American professional golfer (three-time Major Championship winner), born in Fort Payne, Alabama

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Larry Nelson
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Larry Nelson
  • Sep 14 Joan Thirkettle, journalist
  • Sep 14 Jon "Bowser" Bauman, singer (Sha Na Na), born in Queens, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 14 Sam Neill, New Zealand actor (Jurassic Park, Dead Calm, The Piano), born in Omagh, Northern Ireland

Actor Sam Neill
Actor
Sam Neill
  • Sep 14 Wolfgang Schwartz, Austria, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • Sep 16 Aleksandr V Rutskoi, Ukrainian Hero of USSR/VP (1991- )
  • Sep 16 Andy Irvine, rugby player
  • Sep 16 Ilona Gusenbauer, Austria, high jumper (Olympic-bronze-1972)
  • Sep 16 Lucius Allen, NBA star (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • Sep 16 Michael R McNulty, (Rep-D-NY)
  • Sep 16 Russ Abbott, British TV comedian (September Song)
  • Sep 16 Enrique Krauze, Mexican historian and writer
  • Sep 17 Jeff MacNelly, Puliter Prize-winning cartoonist (Shoe)
  • Sep 17 Robert Kidd, marine geoscientist
  • Sep 17 Tessa Jowell, British MP
  • Sep 18 Hans Vermeulen, singer/guitarist (Sandy Coast)
  • Sep 18 Giancarlo Minardi, Italian motor racing team boss
  • Sep 19 Lol Creme, [Lawrence Creme], England, rock vocalist/guitarist (10cc)
  • Sep 19 Larry Brown, NFL runningback (3rd to rush over 4,000 yards)
  • Sep 19 Steve Bartlett, (Rep-R-TX, 1983- )
  • Sep 19 Tanith Lee, British sci-fi author (Don't Bite the Sun), born in London
  • Sep 20 Chuck Panozzo [John], rocker (Styx), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 20 Mia Martini, Italian singer (d. 1995)
  • Sep 20 Bruce Pasternack, American CEO
  • Sep 21 Don Felder, American rocker (Eagles), born in Gainesville, Florida

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 21 Stephen King, American sci-fi and horror author (Carrie, Shining, Kujo), born in Portland, Maine

Horror Author Stephen King
Horror Author
Stephen King
  • Sep 21 Marsha Norman, American playwright
  • Sep 22 Robert Morace, American writer
  • Sep 23 Don Grolnick, jazz musician
  • Sep 23 Mary Kay Place, actress/country singer (Mary Hartman!), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Sep 24 Erik Hivju, Norwegian actor
  • Sep 25 Cheryl Tiegs, Minnesota, model (Sports Illustrated)
  • Sep 25 John Fiddler, England, rock vocalist/guitarist (British Lions)
  • Sep 26 Dick Roth, American swimmer (Olympics-gold-1964), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Sep 26 Graham Faulkner, actor (Brother Sun Sister Moon), born in London, England
  • Sep 26 Lynn Anderson, American country singer (I Never Promised you a Rose Garden), born in Grand Forks, North Dokota (d. 2015)
  • Sep 27 Denis Lawson, actor (Return of Jedi, Born Kicking, Chain)
  • Sep 27 Jacques Wallage, sociologist/Dutch undersecretary of Education
  • Sep 27 Liz Torres, actress (Mahalia Sanchez-John Larroquette Show), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Sep 27 Meat Loaf, [Marvin Lee Aday], Dallas, rocker (Bat Out of Hell)
  • Sep 27 Mary Jo White, American lawyer and Chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Sep 28 Gillian Rose, philosopher/writer
  • Sep 28 Harold Dow, Hackensack NJ, news correspondent (CBS, 48 Hours)
  • Sep 28 Peter Hope-Evans, British singer/harmonicaist (Family)
  • Sep 28 Jon Snow, British TV journalist (Channel 4)
  • Sep 28 Bob Carr, Australian politician
  • Sep 28 Sheikh Hasina, Bangladeshi politician
  • Sep 29 Altie Taylor, soccer star
  • Sep 29 R J Evans, FBA, historian
  • Sep 29 Martin Ferrero, American actor
  • Sep 30 Marc Bolan, rock vocalist (T-Rex-Bang a Gong), born in London, England
  • Sep 30 Rula Lenska, St Neots England, actress (Friends from Europe are here)
  • Sep 30 Dave Arneson, American game designer

Famous Weddings

  • Sep 27 Fantasy and sci-fiction writer Ray Bradbury (27) weds Marguerite McClure (25)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 1 Frederick Russell Burnham, father of the international Scouting movement (b. 1861)
  • Sep 6 Paul Guthnick, German astronomer, dies at 76
  • Sep 12 Harry Rowe Shelley, composer, dies at 89
  • Sep 20 Fiorello H La Guardia, (Mayor-R-NYC, 1933-45), dies
  • Sep 21 Harry Carey Sr, actor/director (Red River, Sundown), dies at 69
  • Sep 23 Nikola Petkov, leader of Bulgaria Boer party, hanged
  • Sep 26 Hugh Lofting, writer (Gub Gub Book), dies at 61
  • Sep 28 Francisco Santiago, composer, dies at 58
  • Sep 28 William B Davidson, dies