June 1947 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 OPA, which issued WW II rationing coupons, disbands
  • Jun 1 Photosensitive glass developed
  • Jun 2 Hungarian premier Ferenc Nagy resigns
  • Jun 3 British Viceroy of India Lord Mountbatten visits Pakistan
  • Jun 4 US House of Representatives approves Taft-Hartley act

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Jun 5 US Secretary of State George Marshall outlines "Marshall Plan"

Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall
  • Jun 6 Treaty drawn for establishment of Intl Patent Institute
  • Jun 10 Saab produces its first automobile.
  • Jun 11 WW II sugar rationing finally endd in US (began May 28, 1942)
  • Jun 15 1st night game at Detroit Briggs Stadium (Tigers 4, Athletics 1)
  • Jun 16 1st network news-Dumont's "News from Washington"
  • Jun 16 Pravda denounces Marshall Plan
  • Jun 17 1st round-the-world civil air service leaves NYC
  • Jun 17 Earnest Reuter becomes mayor of Berlin
  • Jun 17 Pan Am Airways chartered as 1st worldwide passenger airline
  • Jun 19 1st plane (F-80) to exceed 600 mph (1004 kph)-Albert Boyd, Muroc Ca
  • Jun 20 US President Harry Truman vetoes Taft-Hartley Act
  • Jun 22 12" rain in 42 mins (Holt, MO)
  • Jun 22 Ewell Blackwell just misses pitching back-to-back no-hitters (9th inn)
  • Jun 23 Compton & Bill Edrich make 370 stand for 3rd wkt v South Africa

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Jun 23 US President Truman's veto of Taft-Hartley Act overridden by Congress

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Jun 24 Flying saucers sighted over Mount Rainier by pilot Ken Arnold

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Jun 25 1st version of Anne Frank's diary "Het Achterhuis" published in The Netherlands

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank
  • Jun 27 98°F (36.8°C) in De Bilt, Netherlands
  • Jun 28 "Temptation" (Tim-Tayshun) by Red Ingle with Jo Stafford hits #1
  • Jun 29 Yanks beat Senators 3-1 starting a 19 game win streak

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 1 Ron Dennis, CBE, F1 team principal (McLaren)
  • Jun 3 Timothy David, diplomat
  • Jun 3 John Dykstra, American special effects supervisor
  • Jun 4 Viktor Klima, Chancellor of Austria
  • Jun 5 David Hare, playwright (Strapless, Plenty, Wetherby, Fatale)
  • Jun 5 Eric Molobi, South Africa, activist (ANC)
  • Jun 5 Laurie Anderson, performance artist (O Superman, Excellent Birds)
  • Jun 6 David Blunkett, English politician
  • Jun 8 Eric F. Wieschaus, American biologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Jun 9 John Gurda, American historian
  • Jun 11 Henry Cisneros, first Hispanic to serve as mayor of a major U.S. city (San Antonio), later Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Clinton Administration
  • Jun 11 Laloo Prasad Yadav, Indian politician
  • Jun 13 Daniel P A "Danie" Schutte, South African underminister of Justice
  • Jun 13 Jerrold Nadler, (Rep-D-NY)
  • Jun 13 Peter Holm, boyfriend of Joan Collins
  • Jun 16 -minu, Swiss columnist and writer
  • Jun 19 James T Walsh, (Rep-R-NY)
  • Jun 19 Salman Rushdie, British-Indian novelist (Midnight's Children, Satanic Verses), born in Mumbai, India
  • Jun 20 David French, British director (Deep Sleep, Bingo)
  • Jun 20 Josef Clemens, German bishop and Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Laity
  • Jun 20 Ivo Milazzo, Italian comic book artist
  • Jun 21 Dana Rohrabacher, (Rep-R-California)
  • Jun 21 Shirin Ebadi, Iranian lawyer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
  • Jun 22 Octavia E[stelle] Butler, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Wild Seed)
  • Jun 22 Jerry Rawlings, former President of Ghana
  • Jun 22 Howard Kaylan, founding member of The Turtles
  • Jun 24 Clarissa Dickson Wright, English celebrity chef (Two Fat Ladies), born in London (d. 2014)
  • Jun 28 Mark Helprin, US writer
  • Jun 28 Patrick Kincaid, who wrote the TODAY program; send him a card
  • Jun 30 Yuri Petrovich Sheffer, Russian cosmonaut

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 7 US Senator Edward W Brooke (27) weds first wife Remigia Ferrari-Scacco

US Senator Edward W. Brooke
US Senator
Edward W. Brooke

Deaths in History

  • Jun 9 Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz, president of Poland (1939-40), dies at 62
  • Jun 10 Alexander Bethune, Canadian politician (b. 1852)
  • Jun 16 Jean-Francois Capart, Belgian egyptologist (Memphis), dies at 86

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Jun 17 Maxwell Perkins, American editor and publisher for Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe, dies at 62

  • Jun 18 Shigematsu Sakaibara, Japanese admiral (b. 1898)
  • Jun 19 Willem H Fly, typographer/co-founder (SDAP), dies at 84

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Jun 20 Bugsy Siegel, American gangster who created casinos in Las Vegas, shot dead in Beverly Hills at 41

Mobster Bugsy Siegel
Mobster
Bugsy Siegel
  • Jun 24 Emil Seidel, Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (b. 1864)

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Jun 26 Richard Bedford Bennett, 11th Prime Minister of Canada, dies of a heart attack at 76

11th Prime Minister of Canada Richard Bedford Bennett
11th Prime Minister of Canada
Richard Bedford Bennett
  • Jun 28 Stanislav K Neumann, Czech poet (Anti-Guide), dies at 72