December 1947 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams
  • Dec 4 USSR joins International Amateur Athletic Union
  • Dec 6 The Everglades National Park in Florida is dedicated.
  • Dec 10 USSR & Czechoslovakia sign trade agreement
  • Dec 12 United Mine Workers union withdrew from AFL
  • Dec 13 Maine Turnpike opens to traffic
  • Dec 17 NY struck by a blizzard, resulting with 27" of snow
  • Dec 18 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Optissima Pax
  • 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 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 29 Ship carrying Jewish immigrants driven away from Palestine
  • Dec 30 King Michael of Romania, forced by communists abdicates his throne
  • Dec 30 Romanian republic proclaimed

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 2 Michael Green, English TV/video producer
  • Dec 2 Ivan Atanassov Petrov, Bulgarian neurologist
  • Dec 4 Ursula Krechel, writer
  • Dec 5 Jugderdemidjin Gurragcha, Mongolia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 39)
  • Dec 5 Bruce Golding, Jamaican politician
  • Dec 5 Tony Gregory, Irish politician
  • Dec 6 Lawrence Cannon, Canadian politician
  • Dec 7 Mino Reitano, Italian entertainer
  • Dec 8 Frans Leijnse, Dutch politician (PvdA 2nd Chamber)
  • Dec 8 Thomas R. Cech, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • Dec 8 Kati-Claudia Fofonoff, Skolt Sámi writer
  • Dec 9 Tom Daschle, American politician
  • Dec 9 Jaak Jõerüüt, Soviet-born Estonian politician
  • Dec 10 Rəsul Quliyev, Azerbaijani politician
  • Dec 14 Linda Sutton, English artist
  • Dec 14 Dilma Rousseff, Brazilian politician, President of Brazil (2011-16), born in Belo Horizonte
  • Dec 15 Rodney Bingenheimer, Pioneering American radio personality
  • Dec 17 Marilyn Hassett, LA Ca
  • Dec 17 Simon Bates, English DJ
  • Dec 18 Eddie Antar, founder and CEO (Crazy Eddie Electronics Store), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Dec 22 Brian C Daley, US, sci-fi author (Exploits of Han Solo, Tron)
  • Dec 23 Bill Rodgers, marathon runner (Boston, NY)
  • Dec 24 Kevin Sheedy, coach of Australian Football League club Essendon FC
  • Dec 26 James T. Conway, 34th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps
  • Dec 30 Stephanus S "Tian" van Merwe, leader (South Africa Democratic Party)

Weddings in History

  • Dec 5 "Spider-Man" creator Stan Lee (24) weds Joan Clayton Boocock

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 26 President of Indonesia Suharto (26) weds Siti Hartinah (24) in Surakarta at a traditional Javanese ceremony

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
Suharto

Deaths in History

  • Dec 1 Aleister Edward S Crowley, British occultist, dies at 72
  • Dec 1 Hardy, mathematician, dies
  • Dec 7 Nicholas M. Butler, American university president, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1862)
  • Dec 7 Tristan Bernard, French playwright and novelist (b. 1866)
  • Dec 13 Nicholas Roerich, Russian-born painter (b. 1874)
  • Dec 14 Franz Zorell, German RC lexicographer, dies at 84

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 14 Stanley Baldwin, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1923-24, 1924-29, 1935-37), dies at 80

British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin
  • Dec 14 Edward Higgins, General of The Salvation Army (b. 1864)
  • Dec 15 Arthur Machen, Welsh author (b. 1863)
  • Dec 22 Therese Brandl, Nazi concentration camp guard (b. 1902)
  • Dec 25 Gaspar G. Bacon, was Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1886)
  • Dec 28 Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy (1900-46), dies at 78
  • Dec 29 Joseph Cuvelier, Belgian historian/general, dies at 78
  • Dec 30 Han [Henricus A] van Meegeren, Dutch painter/art forger, dies at 58
  • Dec 31 Franz X Ritter von Epp, German General (SW Africa), dies at 79