Historical Events in October 1947

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

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

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 3rd "Under the Counter" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 27 performances
  • 3rd 1st telescope lens 200" (508 cm) in diameter completed
  • 3rd WMAL (now WJLA) TV channel 7 in Washington, D.C. (ABC) begins
  • 3rd 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
  • 4th Negro League World Series, NY Cubans beat Cleveland Buckeyes, 6-5

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5th 1st Presidential address televised from White House- Harry Truman

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

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14th 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
  • 19th De Gaulles RPF wins French municipal elections
  • 20th HUAC opens hearings into alleged Communist influence in Hollywood
  • 20th Radio rights for the World Series sell for $475,000 for 3 years
  • 20th Robinson Jeffer's "Medea" premieres in NYC
  • 21st Dutch Dakota explodes near Coopenhagen, 16 die
  • 23rd NAACP petition on racism "An Appeal to the World" presented to UN
  • 23rd Husband & wife Dr Carl Cori & Dr Gerty Cori are 1st spouses to be awarded joint Nobel Prizes
  • 24th Series of forest fires $30 million of timber (New England States)
  • 25th "Under the Counter" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 27 performances

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

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

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

Comedian Groucho Marx
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Groucho Marx
  • 27th WMAR TV channel 2 in Baltimore, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 29th Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands form Benelux Union
  • 29th Trial of art forger Han van Meegeren begins in Amsterdam
  • 30th 23 countries sign GATT agreement in Geneva
  • 30th Darius Milhauds 3rd Symphony "Hymnus Ambrosianus," premieres in Paris