What Happened in 1947 (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 408

  • Sep 30 Yanks beat Dodgers 5-3-largest WS crowd 73,365-1st WS televised
  • Oct 1 1st helicopter air mail & express service, LA, Ca
  • Oct 1 NHL Pension Society founded
  • Oct 1 US control of Haitian customs & governmental revenue ends
  • Oct 1 William Wister Haines' "Command Decision" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 1 The F-86 Sabre flies for the first time.
  • Oct 2 "Music in My Heart" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 124 performances
  • Oct 2 Revised International Telecommunication Convention adopted

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Oct 2 Yankee Yogi Berra becomes 1st to pinch hit a World Series homer

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • Oct 3 "Under the Counter" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 27 performances
  • Oct 3 1st telescope lens 200" (508 cm) in diameter completed
  • Oct 3 WMAL (now WJLA) TV channel 7 in Washington, D.C. (ABC) begins
  • Oct 3 With only 1 out to go, Yank Floyd Beven gives up a double breaking his World Series no-hit bid, it scored 2 runs & he lost game
  • Oct 4 Negro League World Series, NY Cubans beat Cleveland Buckeyes, 6-5

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Oct 5 Harry Truman makes the 1st Presidential address televised from the White House

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Oct 5 Al Gionfriddo makes a great catch off Joe Dimaggio in World Series
  • Oct 6 NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3, in 44th World Series
  • Oct 7 Larry MacPhail resigns as Yank GM after final game of World Series
  • Oct 9 First telephone conversation between a moving car & a plane
  • Oct 9 Julie Styne & Sam Cohn's musical "High Button Shoes" premieres in NYC for 727 performances
  • Oct 10 Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical "Allegro" premieres at Majestic Theater NYC for 318 performances
  • Oct 11 Brazil & Chile break diplomatic relations with USSR
  • Oct 13 "Kukla, Fran & Ollie" premieres
  • Oct 13 1st NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 4-3 at Toronto
  • Oct 14 Chuck Yeager in Bell XS-1 makes 1st supersonic flight (Mach 1.015)

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Oct 14 Dutch Queen Wilhelmina gives golden award to general Eisenhower

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Oct 19 De Gaulles RPF wins French municipal elections
  • Oct 20 HUAC opens hearings into alleged Communist influence in Hollywood
  • Oct 20 Radio rights for the World Series sell for $475,000 for 3 years
  • Oct 20 Robinson Jeffer's "Medea" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 21 Dutch Dakota explodes near Coopenhagen, 16 die
  • Oct 23 NAACP petition on racism "An Appeal to the World" presented to UN
  • Oct 23 Husband & wife Dr Carl Cori & Dr Gerty Cori are 1st spouses to be awarded joint Nobel Prizes
  • Oct 24 Series of forest fires $30 million of timber (New England States)
  • Oct 25 "Under the Counter" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 27 performances

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Oct 25 Bradman scores 156 for SA v the Indians, 152 mins, 22 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Oct 25 Sam Breadon sells Cards to Robert Hannegan & Fred Saigh for $4M
  • Oct 26 Maharajah of Jammu & Kashmir accedes to India
  • Oct 26 The British military occupation ends in Iraq.

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Oct 27 "You Bet Your Life" with Groucho Marx premieres on ABC radio

Comedian Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx
  • Oct 27 WMAR TV channel 2 in Baltimore, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Oct 29 Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands form Benelux Union
  • Oct 29 Trial of art forger Han van Meegeren begins in Amsterdam
  • Oct 30 23 countries sign GATT agreement in Geneva
  • Oct 30 Darius Milhauds 3rd Symphony "Hymnus Ambrosianus," premieres in Paris
  • Nov 1 "Medium & The Telephone" closes at Barrymore NYC after 211 performances
  • Nov 1 First Aloha Week Parade held in Hawaii
  • Nov 1 Howard Hughes flies "Spruce Goose", a huge wooden airplane
  • Nov 1 UN trusteeship for Nauru granted to Australia, NZ & UK
  • Nov 2 7th Ryder Cup: US wins 11-1 at Portland Golf Club (Portland, Oregon, US)
  • Nov 2 Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" flies for 1st (& last) time
  • Nov 6 NBC's "Meet the Press" debuts - US's longest running TV show
  • Nov 8 Bradman scores his 99th 1st-class cricket century, 100 SA v Victoria

Film release premierFilm Premier

Nov 11 "Gentlemen's Agreement" directed by Elia Karan and starring Gregory Peck and Dorothy McGuire premieres in New York (Best Picture 1948)

  • Nov 12 KPO-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KNBC (now KNBR)
  • Nov 12 Schilderijenvervalser Han of Meegeren to 1 years jail sentenced
  • Nov 15 Bradman scores his 100th 100, 172 v Indians at the SCG
  • Nov 15 Soccer team GVVV forms in Veenendaal
  • Nov 16 15,000 demonstrate in Brussels against mild sentence of nazis
  • Nov 17 The U.S. Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.
  • Nov 19 200" mirror arrives at Mt Palomar
  • Nov 20 "Meet the Press" makes network TV debut on NBC
  • Nov 20 1st permanent TV installed on seagoing vessel (New Jersey)
  • Nov 20 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Mediator Dei
  • Nov 20 UN General assembly begins debate on printing their own stamps
  • Nov 21 Bill Longson beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to win National Boxing Association world heavyweight title
  • Nov 23 French government of Schumann forms

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Nov 23 Washington Redskin Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs Chi Cards (45-21)

American Football Player and Coach Sammy Baugh
American Football Player and Coach
Sammy Baugh

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Nov 24 John Steinbeck's novel "Pearl" published

  • Nov 24 The US House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities finds "Hollywood 10" in contempt because of their refusal to reveal whether they were communists
  • Nov 25 New Zealand accedes to Statute of Westminster, becomes a dominion

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Nov 27 Joe DiMaggio wins his 3rd MVP, beating Ted Williams by 1 vote

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Nov 29 35th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Calgary Stampeders, 10-9
  • Nov 29 UN Gen Assembly partitions Palestine between Arabs & Jews
  • Nov 30 Day after UN decree for Israel, Jewish settlements attacked
  • Dec 1 Don Bradman scores 185 in the 1st Cricket Test v India at the Gabba
  • Dec 1 India cricket all out for 58 v Australia at the Gabba, Toshack 5-2
  • Dec 2 13th Heisman Trophy Award: John Lujack, Notre Dame (QB)

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Dec 3 Tennessee Williams' "Streetcar Named Desire" premieres in NYC

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams
  • Dec 4 USSR joins International Amateur Athletic Union

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Dec 5 Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jersey Joe
  • Dec 6 The Everglades National Park in Florida is dedicated.
  • Dec 8 "Caribbean Carnival" opens at International Theater NYC for 11 performances
  • Dec 10 USSR & Czechoslovakia sign trade agreement
  • Dec 11 Bob Hilliard/Carl Sigman's musical "Angel in the Wings" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 308 performances
  • Dec 11 Pacific Coast League application for major league status rejected
  • Dec 12 United Mine Workers union withdrew from AFL
  • Dec 13 "Caribbean Carnival" closes at International NYC after 11 performances
  • Dec 13 Maine Turnpike opens to traffic
  • Dec 14 Cleveland Browns beat NY Yankees 14-3 in AAFC championship game
  • Dec 14 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is founded in Daytona Beach, Florida.
  • Dec 17 NY struck by a blizzard, resulting with 27" of snow
  • Dec 17 WEWS TV channel 5 in Cleveland, Ohio (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Dec 18 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Optissima Pax
  • Dec 19 1948 NFL Draft: Harry Gilmer from University of Alabama first pick by Washington Redskins
  • Dec 22 Italian constituent assembly adopts new constitution
  • Dec 23 Transistor invented by Bardeen, Brattain & Shockley in Bell Labs
  • Dec 25 Taiwan passes Human Rights laws (Day of Earth Law)
  • Dec 25 The Constitution of the Republic of China comes into effect.
  • Dec 26 "Cradle Will Ruck" opens at Mansfield Theater NYC for 34 performances

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 933

  • Apr 15 Mike Chapman, Australian songwriter/producer (Chinn & Chapman)
  • Apr 15 Wooly Wolstenholme, keyboardist/vocalist (Barclay James Harvest)
  • Apr 15 Cristina Husmark Pehrsson, Swedish politician
  • Apr 16 Gerry Rafferty, Paisley Scotland, guitarist/vocalist (Baker Street)

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Apr 16 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, [Lew Alcindor], NBA center (Mil Bucks, LA Lakers), born in NYC, New York

  • Apr 17 Linda Martin, Irish singer
  • Apr 17 Tsutomu Wakamatsu, Japanese baseball player
  • Apr 18 David Gee, director (Friends of the Earth)
  • Apr 18 Dorothy Lyman, Minneapolis Mn, (All my Children, Naomi-Mama's Family)

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Apr 18 James Woods, American actor (Salvador, Against All Odds), born in Vernal, Utah

  • Apr 18 Lori Martin, actress (Velvet-National Velvet), born in Glendale, California
  • Apr 18 Kathy Acker, American author (d. 1997)
  • Apr 18 Herbert Mullin, American serial killer
  • Apr 19 Frits Castricum, journalist/Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • Apr 19 Murray Perahia, pianist (Avery Fischer Prize-1975, Grammy 1988), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 19 Wilf Stevenson, director (British Film Institute)
  • Apr 20 David Leland, actor/director (Nothing But Trouble), born in Cambridge, England
  • Apr 20 Björn Skifs, Swedish singer (Blue Swede)
  • Apr 20 Andrew Tobias, American journalist and author
  • Apr 21 Alan Warner, rocker (Foundations)

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Apr 21 Iggy Pop [James Osterberg], American rocker (Zombie Birdhouse), born in Muskegon, Michigan

Rocker Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop
  • Apr 21 John Weider, bassist (Family-Family Entertainment)
  • Apr 22 Barry Guy, English composer and double bass player, born in London
  • Apr 23 Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, Ireland, political activist [or 1940]
  • Apr 23 Saskia, [Trudy van den Berg], singer (S & Serge, Spinning Wheel)
  • Apr 23 Glenn Cornick, English rock bassist (Jethro Tull-Thick as a Brick), born in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, (d. 2014)
  • Apr 24 Hubert Ann Kelly, US singer (Hues Corporation/Rock the boat)
  • Apr 24 Josep Borrell Fontelles, Former President of the European Parliament
  • Apr 24 Roger D. Kornberg, American chemist, Nobel-prized
  • Apr 25 Bill Fontana, composer
  • Apr 25 Jeffrey DeMunn, actor (Blaze, Frances, Windy City), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Apr 25 Johan Cruyff, Dutch soccer player/coach (Ajax/Barcelona), born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (d. 2016)
  • Apr 26 Donna Elizabeth De Varona, Greenwich Ct, swimmer (Olympic-2 gold-64)
  • Apr 26 Gervase Frank Ashworth Jackson-Stops, architectural adviser
  • Apr 26 Warren Clarke, English actor (Clockwork Orange), born in Oldham, Lancashire, (d. 2014)
  • Apr 27 Ann Peebles, Missouri, singer (I Can't Stand the Rain)
  • Apr 27 Herbie Murrell, US soul singer (Stylistics-You are My Everything)
  • Apr 27 Pete Ham, Swansea Wales, rock vocalist (Badfinger-Come & Get It)
  • Apr 27 Peter Gena, American composer
  • Apr 27 George Kenneth Butterfield, American politician
  • Apr 28 Steve Khan, jazz musician (Christmas Waltz), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 29 Jim Ryun, US, 1500m runner/broke 4 minute mile (Olympic-silver-1968)
  • Apr 29 John Laurence Miller, golfer (US Open 1973, British Open 1976), born in San Francisco, California
  • Apr 29 Tommy James, singer (cri-im-son & clo-o-ver o-o-ver & o-o-ver)
  • Apr 29 Olavo de Carvalho, Brazilian philosopher
  • Apr 30 Robert Scott, (Rep-D-Virginia)
  • Apr 30 Leslie Grantham, English actor
  • Apr 30 Mats Odell, Swedish politician
  • Apr 30 Tom Køhlert, Brondby IF coach
  • May 1 Carlos Ward, rocker (B T Express)
  • May 1 Ghulam Abbas, cricketer (scored 12 & 0 in only Test for Pakistan 1967)
  • May 1 Sergio Infante, Chilean poet and writer
  • May 1 Jacob Bekenstein, American-Israeli theoretical physicist (Bekenstein-Hawking radiation), born in Mexico City (d. 2015)
  • May 2 Bill Lowery, (Rep-R-CA, 1981- )
  • May 3 Doug Henning, Ft Garry Manitoba, magician (Broadway play-Magic)
  • May 6 Andy Roberts, cricketer (NZ batsman 1976)
  • May 6 Ben Masters, Corvalis OR, actor (Vic-Another World, Making Mr Right)
  • May 6 Dennis Cowan, rocker (Bonzo Dog Band), born in London, England
  • May 6 Sandra Fisher, painter
  • May 6 Martha Nussbaum, American philosopher
  • May 6 Alan Dale, New Zealand actor
  • May 8 Felicity Lott, English soprano (We come to the river)
  • May 8 Phil Sawyer, rocker (Spencer Davis Group)
  • May 8 H. Robert Horvitz, Nobel laureate
  • May 9 Anthony Corlan, Cork City Ireland, actor (Something for Everyone)
  • May 10 Jay Ferguson, rocker (Spirit-I Got A Line on You), born in Burbank, California
  • May 10 Meg Foster, Conn, actress (Sunshine, Cagney & Lacey)
  • May 10 Paul Nicholas Young, architect
  • May 10 Caroline Cooney, American author
  • May 10 Thomas Tessier, American author
  • May 11 Claude "Butch" Hudson Trucks, drummer (Allman Brothers)
  • May 12 Michael Ignatieff, Canadian politician
  • May 12 Micheline Lanctôt, American film actor, director and screenwriter
  • May 12 catherine yronwode, American writer and editor
  • May 13 David Hughes, cricketer
  • May 13 Pete "Overend" Watts, English rock bassist (Mott The Hoople-All Young Dudes), born in Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • May 13 Stephen R Donaldson, US, sci-fi author (Lord Foul's Bane)
  • May 13 Edgar Burcksen, Dutch film editor
  • May 13 Toy Caldwell, rock musician (Marshall Tucker Band), born in Spartanburg South Carolina (d. 1993)
  • May 14 Al Ciner, rock guitarist (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 14 Dick "Dirt" Tidrow, baseball pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • May 14 Karin Struck, German feminist writer, born in Groß Kiesow
  • May 14 Tamara Dobson, actress (Amazons, Cleopatra Jones), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • May 15 Graham Goble, Adelaide, Australia, rock guitarist (Little River Band)
  • May 16 Barbara Lee, US singer (Chiffons, He's So Fine)
  • May 16 Bill Smitrovich, actor (Crime Story, Miami Vice)
  • May 17 John Traicos, cricketer (in Egypt South Africa 1970, Zimbabwe 1992-93)
  • May 18 Candice Azzara, actress (Fatso), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 18 John Bruton, Prime Minister (Republic of Ireland)
  • May 19 Jerry Hyman, Bkln, rock singer/trombonist (Blood Sweat & Tears)
  • May 21 Bill Champlin, rocker, born in Oakland, California
  • May 21 Dorothy Germain, LPGA golfer
  • May 21 Richard Hatch, actor (Battlestar Galactica), born in Santa Monica, California
  • May 21 Jonathan Hyde, Australian-born actor
  • May 23 Ann Hui, director (Boat People)
  • May 23 Bernard Comrie, English linguist
  • May 23 Jane Kenyon, American poet (d. 1995)
  • May 24 Luke Rittner, sect-gen (Arts Council)
  • May 24 Mike Reid, Altoona Penn, country singer (Walk on Faith)
  • May 24 Martin Winterkorn, German automotive executive

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