Historical Events in July 1947

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

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9th Spain votes for Franco monarchy

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

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10th 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
  • 16th Bobo Newsom wins 200th game, 1st as a Yankee & Yanks 18th straight In nightcap Vic Rashi extends streak to 19
  • 18th British seize "Exodus 1947" ship of Jewish immigrants to Palestine
  • 18th King George VI signs Indian Independence Act
  • 18th President Harry Truman signs Presidential Succession Act
  • 18th Tigers shut out Yanks 2-0, end 19 game win streak
  • 18th US begins administering Trust Territory of Pacific Islands
  • 19th Prime Minister of shadow Burma government, Bogyoke Aung San and 6 of his cabinet and 2 non-cabinet members assassinated by armed paramilitaries
  • 20th 1st political action of Neth Army on Java & Sumatra
  • 20th 34th Tour de France won by Jean Robic of France
  • 21st Indonesia begins 1st political election
  • 22nd -8°F (-13°C), Charlotte Pass, NSW (Australian record)
  • 23rd 1st (US Navy) air squadron of jets, Quonset Point, RI

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26th 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
  • 26th 46th Men's French Championships: Jozsef Asboth beats Eric Sturgess (8-6, 7-5, 6-4)
  • 26th 46th Women's French Championships: Patricia Todd beats Doris Hart (6-3, 3-6, 6-4)
  • 27th Yogi Berri starts record 148 game errorless streak
  • 28th Iuliu Maniu's Farmers' Party is banned in Romania
  • 29th Gas leak explodes in a beauty parlor, 10 women die in Harrisonburg Va
  • 30th Cin Reds 16 game win streak ends, losing to NY Giants 5-4