1947 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 248

  • May 22 "Truman Doctrine" goes into effect, aiding Turkey & Greece
  • May 22 1st US ballistic missile fired
  • May 23 PC Hooft prize forms for literature
  • May 25 Coal dust explosion rocks Centralia Coal Co's Mine #5 killing 111
  • May 31 Communists seize power in Hungary
  • May 31 Eastern DC-4 crashes between Ft Deposit & Perryville Md, kills 53
  • May 31 Italian government of Gasperi forms
  • 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
  • Jul 1 192m long passenger ship Willem Ruys (Achille Lauro) launched
  • Jul 1 British Dominion Affairs office becomes Commonwealth Relations office
  • Jul 2 Military coup discovered in France
  • Jul 3 252,288 people (record) pass through Grand Central Station, NYC
  • Jul 3 Soviet Union doesn't participate in Marshall Plan
  • Jul 6 The AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union.
  • Jul 7 Alleged and disputed Roswell UFO incident occured
  • Jul 8 Demolition begins for UN HQ in NYC
  • Jul 8 Reports are broadcast that a UFO has crash landed in Roswell, New Mexico
  • Jul 9 Engagement of Britain's Princess Elizabeth & Lt Philip Mountbatten

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Jul 9 Spain votes for Franco monarchy

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 10 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
  • Jul 16 Bobo Newsom wins 200th game, 1st as a Yankee & Yanks 18th straight In nightcap Vic Rashi extends streak to 19
  • Jul 18 British seize "Exodus 1947" ship of Jewish immigrants to Palestine

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 18 King George VI signs Indian Independence Act

King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI
  • Jul 18 US President Harry Truman signs Presidential Succession Act
  • Jul 18 Tigers shut out Yanks 2-0, end 19 game win streak
  • Jul 18 US begins administering Trust Territory of Pacific Islands
  • Jul 19 Prime Minister of shadow Burma government, Bogyoke Aung San and 6 of his cabinet and 2 non-cabinet members assassinated by armed paramilitaries
  • Jul 20 1st political action of Neth Army on Java & Sumatra
  • Jul 21 Indonesia begins 1st political election
  • Jul 22 -8°F (-13°C), Charlotte Pass, NSW (Australian record)
  • Jul 23 1st (US Navy) air squadron of jets, Quonset Point, RI
  • Jul 26 President Truman signs National Security Act (1947), establishing Department of Defense, CIA, National Security Council and Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Jul 27 Yogi Berri starts record 148 game errorless streak
  • Jul 28 Iuliu Maniu's Farmers' Party is banned in Romania
  • Jul 29 Gas leak explodes in a beauty parlor, 10 women die in Harrisonburg Va
  • Aug 4 The Supreme Court of Japan is established.
  • Aug 5 Netherlands ceases political action in Indonesia, due to UN pressure
  • Aug 6 1st performance of Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasilieras No 8"
  • Aug 7 The Bombay Municipal Corporation formally takes over the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST).

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 7 Thor Heyerdahl and his crew of the Kon-Tiki crash into a reef in the Tuamotu Islands, French Polynesia after 101 days crossing the Pacific Ocean

Ethnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer Thor Heyerdahl
Ethnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer
Thor Heyerdahl
  • Aug 8 Pakistan's National Flag is approved.
  • Aug 14 Mildred Babe Didrikson Zaharias gives up amateur status for $300,000
  • Aug 14 Pakistan gains independence from Great Britain
  • Aug 15 India gains independence from Great Britain, remains a dominion until 1950
  • Aug 16 Ralph Kiner becomes 1st Pirate to hit 3 consecutive HRs
  • Aug 17 The Radcliffe Line, the border between Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed
  • Aug 18 Naval torpedo & mine factory explodes at Cadiz, Spain killing 300
  • Aug 19 J Arens & D van Dorpen synthetise vitamin A
  • Aug 20 Turner Caldwell in D-558-I sets aircraft speed record, 1131 kph
  • Aug 23 US President Truman's daughter, Margaret's 1st public singing concert
  • Aug 25 Marion Carl in D-558-I sets world aircraft speed record of 1,047 kph
  • Aug 29 Constantine Tsaldaris succeeds Maximos as Greek premier
  • Aug 31 Hungarian communist party wins election
  • 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
  • Oct 1 1st helicopter air mail & express service, LA, Ca
  • Oct 1 US control of Haitian customs & governmental revenue ends
  • Oct 1 William Wister Haines' "Command Decision" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 1 The F-86 Sabre flies for the first time.
  • Oct 2 Revised International Telecommunication Convention adopted
  • Oct 3 1st telescope lens 200" (508 cm) in diameter completed
  • Oct 5 Harry Truman makes the 1st Presidential address televised from the White House

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 334

  • Apr 1 Alain Connes, French mathematician
  • Apr 2 Camille Paglia, Endicott NY, author and social critic
  • Apr 4 Wiranto, Indonesian general

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Apr 5 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, President of the Philippines (2001-2010), born in San Juan

14th President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
14th President of the Philippines
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
  • Apr 6 Jan Kees Wiebenga, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • Apr 7 Eliseo Soriano, Philippine evangelist
  • Apr 8 Hsiao-hsien Hou, dir (Cheerful Wind, City of Sadness, Puppetmaster)
  • Apr 8 Tom DeLay, Laredo, Texas, American politician (Rep-R-Texas, 1985-2006)
  • Apr 8 Robert Kiyosaki, American investor
  • Apr 11 Michael Hindley, British MEP
  • Apr 11 Michael Wright, Vice-Chancello, (Aston University)
  • Apr 11 Lev Bulat, Russian physicist
  • Apr 12 Tom Clancy, Baltmore Maryland, American author
  • Apr 12 Antonin Kratochvil photographer
  • Apr 15 Cristina Husmark Pehrsson, Swedish politician
  • Apr 18 David Gee, director (Friends of the Earth)
  • Apr 18 Dorothy Lyman, (All my Children, Naomi-Mama's Family), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Apr 18 Kathy Acker, American author (d. 1997)
  • Apr 18 Herbert Mullin, American serial killer
  • Apr 19 Frits Castricum, journalist/Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • Apr 19 Wilf Stevenson, director (British Film Institute)
  • Apr 20 Andrew Tobias, American journalist and author
  • Apr 23 Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, Ireland, political activist [or 1940]
  • Apr 24 Josep Borrell Fontelles, Former President of the European Parliament
  • Apr 24 Roger D. Kornberg, American chemist, Nobel-prized
  • Apr 26 Gervase Jackson-Stops, British architectural adviser to the National Trust (d. 1995)
  • Apr 27 George Kenneth Butterfield, American politician
  • Apr 29 Olavo de Carvalho, Brazilian philosopher
  • Apr 30 Robert Scott, (Rep-D-Virginia)
  • Apr 30 Mats Odell, Swedish politician
  • Apr 30 Tom Køhlert, Brondby IF coach
  • May 1 Sergio Infante, Chilean poet and writer
  • May 1 Jacob Bekenstein, American-Israeli theoretical physicist (Bekenstein-Hawking radiation), born in Mexico City (d. 2015)
  • May 2 Bill Lowery, (Rep-R-CA, 1981- )
  • May 3 Doug Henning, Ft Garry Manitoba, magician (Broadway play-Magic)
  • May 6 Sandra Fisher, painter
  • May 6 Martha Nussbaum, American philosopher
  • May 8 H. Robert Horvitz, Nobel laureate
  • May 10 Paul Nicholas Young, architect
  • May 10 Caroline Cooney, American author
  • May 10 Thomas Tessier, American author
  • May 12 Michael Ignatieff, Canadian politician
  • May 12 catherine yronwode, American writer and editor
  • May 13 Stephen R Donaldson, US, sci-fi author (Lord Foul's Bane)
  • May 14 Karin Struck, German feminist writer, born in Groß Kiesow
  • May 18 John Bruton, Prime Minister (Republic of Ireland)
  • May 23 Ann Hui, director (Boat People)
  • May 23 Bernard Comrie, English linguist
  • May 23 Jane Kenyon, American poet (d. 1995)
  • May 24 Luke Rittner, sect-gen (Arts Council)
  • May 24 Martin Winterkorn, German automotive executive
  • May 26 Piers Gray, critic/writer
  • May 27 Peter DeFazio, (Rep-D-Oregon)
  • May 28 Zahi Hawass, Egyptian Egyptologist
  • May 28 Lynn Johnston, Canadian cartoonist
  • May 29 Mark Nelson, crew member (Biosphere 2), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 29 Gene Robinson, American ecclesiastic
  • 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
  • Jul 2 Luci Baines Johnson Nugent Turpin, daughter of Pres LBJ
  • Jul 7 Felix Standaert, Belgian diplomat
  • Jul 7 Howard Rheingold, American author
  • Jul 7 Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, King of Nepal
  • Jul 8 Luis Fernando Figari, Peruvian founder of Sodalitium Christianae Vitae
  • Jul 8 Jenny Diski, English writer (Stranger on a Train), born in London (d. 2016)
  • Jul 10 John Trevor Key, photographer
  • Jul 11 Bo Lundgren, Swedish politician
  • Jul 12 Richard C. McCarty, American professor of psychology
  • Jul 14 Claudia Kennedy, U.S. Army officer
  • Jul 16 Roelof P Meyer, South African under minister of Law & Order etc
  • Jul 16 Alexis Herman, 23rd U.S. Secretary of Labor
  • Jul 16 Assata Shakur, American activist

Weddings in History


Deaths in History

Deaths 101 - 103 of 103

  • 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