September 1947 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 3 Philadelphia A's Bill McCahan no-hits Wash Senators, 3-0
  • Sep 7 Battles between Hindus & Muslims in New Delhi, India
  • Sep 12 Pirate Ralph Kiner hits his record 8th HR in 4 games
  • Sep 15 First four-engined jet-propelled fighter plane tested, Columbus, Oh
  • Sep 15 Yanks clinch pennant #15
  • Sep 15 RCA releases the 12AX7 miniature dual triode vacuum tube; it is still in production
  • Sep 15 Typhoon Kathleen hit Tone River, Saitama and Tokyo area, killing at least 1,930 and injuring 1,750..
  • Sep 16 John Cobb sets world auto speed record at 394.2 MPH
  • Sep 16 Typhoon Kathleen hits Saitama, Tokyo and Tone River area, killing at least 1,930
  • Sep 17 James Forrestal sworn in as 1st US Secretary of Defense
  • Sep 18 US Department of Defense 1st day of operation
  • Sep 18 US Air Force created as a separate military service by passing of the National Security Act
  • Sep 29 Dizzy Gillespie presented his 1st Carnegie Hall concert in NY

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 Al Green, American politician
  • Sep 3 Michael Huffington, US oil millionaire (Rep-R-California, 1992-94)
  • Sep 3 Kjell Magne Bondevik, Norwegian politician
  • Sep 3 Mario Draghi, Italian banker and President of the European Central Bank, born in Rome
  • Sep 4 Alan Greisman, Sally Field's husband/producer (Fletch, Surrender)
  • Sep 8 Amos Biwott, Uasin Gishee Kenya, 3K steeplechaser (Oly-gold-1968)
  • Sep 8 Ann Beattie, short story writer (NYer Magazine), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 14 Joan Thirkettle, journalist
  • Sep 16 Aleksandr V Rutskoi, Ukrainian Hero of USSR/VP (1991- )
  • Sep 16 Michael R McNulty, (Rep-D-NY)
  • Sep 16 Enrique Krauze, Mexican historian and writer
  • Sep 17 Jeff MacNelly, Puliter Prize-winning cartoonist (Shoe)
  • Sep 17 Robert Kidd, marine geoscientist
  • Sep 17 Tessa Jowell, British MP
  • Sep 19 Steve Bartlett, (Rep-R-TX, 1983- )
  • Sep 19 Tanith Lee, British sci-fi author (Don't Bite the Sun), born in London
  • Sep 20 Bruce Pasternack, American CEO

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 21 Stephen King, American sci-fi and horror author (Carrie, Shining, Kujo), born in Portland, Maine

Horror Author Stephen King
Horror Author
Stephen King
  • Sep 21 Marsha Norman, American playwright
  • Sep 22 Robert Morace, American writer
  • Sep 27 Jacques Wallage, sociologist/Dutch undersecretary of Education
  • Sep 27 Mary Jo White, American lawyer and Chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Sep 28 Gillian Rose, philosopher/writer
  • Sep 28 Jon Snow, British TV journalist (Channel 4)
  • Sep 28 Bob Carr, Australian politician
  • Sep 28 Sheikh Hasina, Bangladeshi politician
  • Sep 29 R J Evans, FBA, historian
  • Sep 30 Dave Arneson, American game designer

Weddings in History

  • Sep 27 Fantasy and sci-fiction writer Ray Bradbury (27) weds Marguerite McClure (25)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 1 Frederick Russell Burnham, father of the international Scouting movement (b. 1861)
  • Sep 6 Paul Guthnick, German astronomer, dies at 76
  • Sep 20 Fiorello H La Guardia, (Mayor-R-NYC, 1933-45), dies
  • Sep 23 Nikola Petkov, leader of Bulgaria Boer party, hanged
  • Sep 26 Hugh Lofting, writer (Gub Gub Book), dies at 61
  • Sep 28 William B Davidson, dies