Historical Events in December 1947

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Dec 1 Don Bradman scores 185 in the 1st Cricket Test v India at the Gabba

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 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
  • Dec 26 British transfer Heard & McDonald Islands (Indian Ocean) to Australia
  • Dec 26 Heavy snow blankets Northeast, buries NYC under 25.8" of snow in 16 hrs That same day, LA set a record high of 84°F
  • Dec 27 1st "Howdy Doody Show" (Puppet Playhouse), telecast on NBC
  • Dec 28 Chic Cards beat Philadelphia Eagles 28-21 in NFL championship game
  • Dec 29 Ship carrying Jewish immigrants driven away from Palestine
  • Dec 30 36th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)
  • Dec 30 King Michael of Romania, forced by communists abdicates his throne
  • Dec 30 Romanian republic proclaimed