Historical Events in February 1947

  • Feb 1 Aleide de Gasperi forms Italian government of christian-dems & communists
  • Feb 1 Dmitri Shostakovitch named professor at conservatoire of Leningrad
  • Feb 1 NV United Dutch Fokker's Aircraft established
  • Feb 3 -81°F (-63°C), Snag Yukon (North American record)
  • Feb 3 1st black reporter in US Congressional press gallery (Percival Prattis)

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Feb 3 Bradman bowled by Alec Bedser for a duck in 4th Test Cricket

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Feb 5 Bolewet Beirut becomes president of Poland
  • Feb 6 Compton & Arthur Morris both complete dual tons in same Test Cricket
  • Feb 7 Arabs & Jews reject British proposal to split Palestine
  • Feb 8 Jan van der Hoorn wins 8th Dutch 11-cities skating race (10:51)
  • Feb 8 KSD (now KSDK) TV channel 5 in St Louis, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting

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Feb 9 Bank robber Willie Sutton escapes jail in Philadelphia

Bank Robber Willie Sutton
Bank Robber
Willie Sutton
  • Feb 10 Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia
  • Feb 10 Netherlands Radio Union forms
  • Feb 10 Province of Petsamo returned to Soviet Union by Finland
  • Feb 10 WW II peace treaties signed
  • Feb 12 Daytime fireball & meteorite fall seen in eastern Siberia
  • Feb 12 Record 100.5-kg sailfish caught, C W Stewart, Galapagos Islands

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Feb 12 French fashion designer Christian Dior presents his first influential collection, named the "New Look"

Fashion Designer Christian Dior
Fashion Designer
Christian Dior
  • Feb 15 "Toplitzky of Notre Dame" closes at Century Theater NYC after 60 performances
  • Feb 16 Morton Gould's 3rd Symphony, premieres
  • Feb 17 Dutch RC bishops publish manifest against "godless communism"
  • Feb 17 Voice of America begins broadcasting to USSR
  • Feb 18 24 die in a train crash in Gallitzin Pa
  • Feb 18 Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Telephone" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 19 CBS radio premiere of Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasilieras No 3"
  • Feb 20 Chemical mixing error causes explosion that destroys 42 blocks in LA
  • Feb 20 Earl Mountbatten of Burma appointed as last viceroy of India to oversee the move to independence.
  • Feb 20 State of Prussia ceases to exist.
  • Feb 21 1st broadcast of 1st US TV soap opera "A Woman to Remember"
  • Feb 21 1st instant developing camera demonstrated in NYC, by E H Land
  • Feb 21 Whipper Billy Watson beats Bill Longson, to become wrestling champ

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Feb 23 Gen Eisenhower opens drive to raise $170M in aid for European Jews

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Feb 26 4th Golden Globes: The Best Years of Our Lives, Gregory Peck, & Rosalind Russell win

  • Feb 27 Paul-Emile Victor French polar expeditions organized
  • Feb 28 Anti Kuomintang demonstration on Taiwan
  • Feb 28 228 Incident: In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with the loss of 30,000 civilian lives.