What Happened in 1947 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 408

  • 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
  • Jul 1 192m long passenger ship Willem Ruys (Achille Lauro) launched
  • Jul 1 British Dominion Affairs office becomes Commonwealth Relations office
  • Jul 2 Military coup discovered in France
  • Jul 3 252,288 people (record) pass through Grand Central Station, NYC
  • Jul 3 Cleveland Indians purchase Larry Dolby, the 1st black in AL
  • Jul 3 Soviet Union doesn't participate in Marshall Plan
  • Jul 4 61st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jack Kramer beats Tom P Brown (6-1 6-3 6-2)
  • Jul 4 76th British Golf Open: Fred Daly shoots a 293 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
  • Jul 5 "Barefoot Boy with Cheek" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 108 performances
  • Jul 5 54th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Osborne beat Doris Hart (6-2 6-4)
  • Jul 5 Larry Doby signs with Cleveland Indians-1st black player in AL
  • Jul 6 The AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union.
  • Jul 7 Alleged and disputed Roswell UFO incident occured
  • Jul 8 14th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
  • Jul 8 Demolition begins for UN HQ in NYC
  • Jul 8 Reports are broadcast that a UFO has crash landed in Roswell, New Mexico
  • Jul 9 Engagement of Britain's Princess Elizabeth & Lt Philip Mountbatten

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Jul 9 Spain votes for Franco monarchy

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Jul 10 200 die when train derailed & fell into a river in Canton, China
  • Jul 10 Cleveland Indian Don Black no-hits Philadelphia A's, 3-0

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Jul 10 Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is recommended as the first Governor General of Pakistan by then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Clement Attlee.

British Prime Minister Clement Attlee
British Prime Minister
Clement Attlee
  • Jul 16 Bobo Newsom wins 200th game, 1st as a Yankee & Yanks 18th straight In nightcap Vic Rashi extends streak to 19
  • Jul 18 British seize "Exodus 1947" ship of Jewish immigrants to Palestine
  • Jul 18 King George VI signs Indian Independence Act
  • Jul 18 US President Harry Truman signs Presidential Succession Act
  • Jul 18 Tigers shut out Yanks 2-0, end 19 game win streak
  • Jul 18 US begins administering Trust Territory of Pacific Islands
  • Jul 19 Prime Minister of shadow Burma government, Bogyoke Aung San and 6 of his cabinet and 2 non-cabinet members assassinated by armed paramilitaries
  • Jul 20 1st political action of Neth Army on Java & Sumatra
  • Jul 20 34th Tour de France won by Jean Robic of France
  • Jul 21 Indonesia begins 1st political election
  • Jul 22 -8°F (-13°C), Charlotte Pass, NSW (Australian record)
  • Jul 23 1st (US Navy) air squadron of jets, Quonset Point, RI

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Jul 26 President Truman signs National Security Act (1947), establishing Department of Defense, CIA, National Security Council and Joint Chiefs of Staff

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Jul 26 46th Men's French Championships: Jozsef Asboth beats Eric Sturgess (8-6, 7-5, 6-4)
  • Jul 26 46th Women's French Championships: Patricia Todd beats Doris Hart (6-3, 3-6, 6-4)
  • Jul 27 Yogi Berri starts record 148 game errorless streak
  • Jul 28 Iuliu Maniu's Farmers' Party is banned in Romania
  • Jul 29 Gas leak explodes in a beauty parlor, 10 women die in Harrisonburg Va
  • Jul 30 Cincinnati Reds 16 game win streak ends, losing to NY Giants 5-4
  • Aug 1 "Medium & The Telephone" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 211 performances
  • Aug 1 Valleivogels soccer team forms in Scherpenzeel
  • Aug 4 The Supreme Court of Japan is established.
  • Aug 5 Netherlands ceases political action in Indonesia, due to UN pressure
  • Aug 6 1st performance of Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasilieras No 8"
  • Aug 7 The Bombay Municipal Corporation formally takes over the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST).

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Aug 7 Thor Heyerdahl and his crew of the Kon-Tiki crash into a reef in the Tuamotu Islands, French Polynesia after 101 days crossing the Pacific Ocean

Ethnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer Thor Heyerdahl
Ethnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer
Thor Heyerdahl
  • Aug 8 Pakistan's National Flag is approved.
  • Aug 14 Mildred Babe Didrikson Zaharias gives up amateur status for $300,000
  • Aug 14 Pakistan gains independence from Great Britain
  • Aug 15 India gains independence from Great Britain, remains a dominion until 1950
  • Aug 16 Ralph Kiner becomes 1st Pirate to hit 3 consecutive HRs
  • Aug 17 The Radcliffe Line, the border between Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed
  • Aug 18 Naval torpedo & mine factory explodes at Cadiz, Spain killing 300
  • Aug 19 J Arens & D van Dorpen synthetise vitamin A
  • Aug 20 Boston Braves hit a million attendance for 1st time
  • Aug 20 Turner Caldwell in D-558-I sets aircraft speed record, 1131 kph
  • Aug 21 1st Little League World Series Maynard Midgets of Williamsport PA win
  • Aug 22 14th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Chicago Bears 0 (105,840)
  • Aug 23 US President Truman's daughter, Margaret's 1st public singing concert
  • Aug 23 8th Venice Film Festival opens (first since the start of World War II)
  • Aug 25 Marion Carl in D-558-I sets world aircraft speed record of 1,047 kph
  • Aug 26 1st black baseball pitcher Don Bankhead (Hit a HR on 1st at bat)
  • Aug 29 Constantine Tsaldaris succeeds Maximos as Greek premier
  • Aug 31 Hungarian communist party wins election
  • Aug 31 NY Giants set season record for HRs by a club 183 (en route to 221)
  • 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

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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)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 933

  • Mar 13 Lesley Collier, British ballet dancer
  • Mar 13 Tomas Hinojosa, jockey
  • Mar 13 Beat Richner, Swiss physician and cellist
  • Mar 14 Jan [AJ] te Veldhuis, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • Mar 14 Janis Schmitt, playmate (February, 1978), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Mar 14 Jimmy O'Rourke, rocker
  • Mar 14 William Jefferson, (Rep-D-Louisiana)
  • Mar 14 Pam Ayres, British poet
  • Mar 15 David Colley, cricketer (NSW quickie, 3 Tests for Australia 1972)
  • Mar 15 Larisa Grigoriyevna Pozharskaya, Russian cosmonaut
  • Mar 15 Ry[land] Cooder, LA, blues guitarist (Crossroads)
  • Mar 15 Stomu Yamash'ta, composer
  • Mar 15 Tomas Pettersson, Sweden, cyclist (Olympic-silver-1968)
  • Mar 15 Juraj Kukura, Slovak actor
  • Mar 16 Ramzan Paskayev, Chechen accordionist
  • Mar 17 Ian Gomm, rock guitarist
  • Mar 17 James Morrow, American author
  • Mar 17 Jan Andersson, Swedish politician
  • Mar 17 Yury Chernavsky, Russian-born Composer and Producer
  • Mar 18 Barry Wilson, England, rock drummer (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale)
  • Mar 18 David Lloyd, cricketer (England opener, 214 v India 1974)
  • Mar 18 Steven H Schiff, (Rep-R-New Mexico)
  • Mar 18 Patrick Chesnais, French actor
  • Mar 18 Patrick Barlow, English actor, comedian and playwright
  • Mar 18 Roger Kenneth Evans, English politician
  • Mar 18 Heather Ryan, American model and former Playmate of the Month
  • Mar 19 Earlie Fires, jockey (Hialeah Park)
  • Mar 19 Glenn Close, Greenwich Ct, actress (The Big Chill, Fatal Attraction)
  • Mar 19 John Beckwith, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
  • Mar 19 Vince Martino, Schenectady NY, WLAF offensive asst (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Mar 19 Marinho Peres, Brazilian football player
  • Mar 20 Carl Palmer, drummer (Asia-Heat of the Moment, Emerson Lake & Palmer)
  • Mar 20 John Eastburn Boswell, medievalist
  • Mar 22 Harry Vanda, [Vandenberg], Hague Neth, rock guitarist (Easybeats)
  • Mar 22 Patrick Olive, percussionist (Hot Chocolate-You Sexy Thing)
  • Mar 22 Priscilla Yates, director (Royal Academy of Dancing)

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Mar 22 James Patterson, American author (Alex Cross, Witch and Wizard), born in Newburgh, New York

  • Mar 23 Barbara Rhodes, Poughkeepsie NY, actress (Don't Just Stand There)

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Mar 24 Alan Sugar, English multi-millionaire/computer manufacturer (Amstrad), born in Hackney, London

Computer Entrepreneur Alan Sugar
Computer Entrepreneur
Alan Sugar
  • Mar 24 Mike Kellie, rock drummer (Spooky Tooth-It's All About)
  • Mar 24 Paul McCandless, rocker (Torches on the Lake)
  • Mar 24 Pieter W Coetzer, South African journalist/MP (NP)
  • Mar 24 Christine Gregoire, American politician, current governor of Washington
  • Mar 24 Meiko Kaji, Japanese singer and actress
  • Mar 25 Claudine Schneider, (Rep-R-RI, 1981- )

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Mar 25 Elton John [Reginald Kenneth Dwight], English singer (Rocketman), born in Pinner, Middlesex

Singer Elton John
Elton John
  • Mar 26 Carmen Krolis, Suriname/Neth singer
  • Mar 26 Dar Robinson, American stuntman (d. 1986)
  • Mar 27 Daphne Todd, president (Royal Society of Portrait Painters)
  • Mar 27 Dough Wilkerson, football
  • Mar 27 Tom Sullivan, blind actor (If You Could See What I Hear), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 27 Walt Mossberg, the highest-paid journalist at the Wall Street Journal
  • Mar 28 Bruce Gilbert, producer (China Syndrome, 9 to 5, On Golden Pond)
  • Mar 28 John Landecker, American disk jockey
  • Mar 29 Aleksandr Stepenovich Viktorenko, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-3, 8, 14, 20)
  • Mar 29 Bobby Kimball, [Robert Toteaux], Vinton LA, rocker (Toto-Roseann)
  • Mar 29 Peter Hinchcliffe, co-founder (Iceland Frozen Foods)
  • Mar 30 Ryszard Kotla, Polish travel writer and activist, tour guide, journalist, academic teacher, engineer
  • Mar 31 Al Goodman, rock vocalist (Ray, Goodman, Brown)
  • Mar 31 Caesar Gaviria Trujillo, president (Colombia, 1990-94)
  • Mar 31 Jon-Jon Poulos, rocker (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Apr 1 Alain Connes, French mathematician
  • Apr 1 Robin Scott, English singer (M), born in London
  • Apr 1 Norm Van Lier, American basketball player
  • Apr 2 Camille Paglia, Endicott NY, author and social critic
  • Apr 2 Emmylou Harris, country singer (Together Again), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Apr 4 Salvatore Sciarrino, composer
  • Apr 4 Ray Fosse, American baseball player and broadcaster
  • Apr 4 Wiranto, Indonesian general

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Apr 5 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, President of the Philippines (2001-2010), born in San Juan

14th President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
14th President of the Philippines
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
  • Apr 6 Jan Kees Wiebenga, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • Apr 6 John Ratzenberger, actor (Cliff Clavin-Cheers), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Apr 6 Tony Cooner, Essex, drummer (Hot Chocolate-You Sexy Thing)
  • Apr 7 Patricia Bennett, US singer (He's So Fine)
  • Apr 7 Eliseo Soriano, Philippine evangelist
  • Apr 7 Florian Schneider, German musician (Kraftwerk)
  • Apr 7 Charles 'skip' Pitts, soul and blues guitarist (Shaft), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2012)
  • Apr 8 Cindy Pickett, Norman Oklahoma, actress (Guiding Light, St Elsewhere)
  • Apr 8 Hsiao-hsien Hou, dir (Cheerful Wind, City of Sadness, Puppetmaster)
  • Apr 8 Steve Howe, rock guitarist (Asia, Yes-Roundabout), born in London, England
  • Apr 8 Tom DeLay, Laredo, Texas, American politician (Rep-R-Texas, 1985-2006)
  • Apr 8 Robert Kiyosaki, American investor
  • Apr 8 Larry Norman, American musician and pioneer of Christian rock music (Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?), born in Corpus Christi, Texas (d. 2008)
  • Apr 10 Bunny Wailer, vocalist/percussionist (The Wailers with Bob Marley), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Apr 11 Michael Hindley, British MEP
  • Apr 11 Michael Wright, Vice-Chancello, (Aston University)
  • Apr 11 Peter Riegert, actor (Animal House, Crossing Delancey), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 11 Uli Edel, Neuenburg am Rhein, South Baden, German film director
  • Apr 11 Meshach Taylor, American actor, born in Altadena, CA, (d. 2014)
  • Apr 11 Lev Bulat, Russian physicist
  • Apr 12 Dan Lauria, actor (Jack Arnold-Wonder Years) (1947 approx)

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Apr 12 David Letterman, comedian (Late Night), born in Indianapolis, Indiana

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • Apr 12 Tom Clancy, Baltmore Maryland, American author
  • Apr 12 Antonin Kratochvil photographer
  • Apr 13 Thanos Mikroutsikos, Greek composer & former minister
  • Apr 14 Bob Massie, cricketer (Aust swing bowler, 16 wkts on debut v Eng 1972)
  • Apr 15 Bojoura, [Raina GB van Melzen], Dutch singer/wife of Hans Cleuver
  • Apr 15 DeDe Lind, playmate (Aug, 1967), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 15 Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, TV producer (Designing Women, Murphy Brown)
  • Apr 15 Michael DeBello, singer (Maniac)

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Famous Deaths

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