1947 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 250 of 250


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 5 Harry Truman makes the 1st Presidential address televised from the White House

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Oct 9 First telephone conversation between a moving car & a plane
  • Oct 11 Brazil & Chile break diplomatic relations with USSR
  • Oct 13 "Kukla, Fran & Ollie" premieres
  • Oct 14 Chuck Yeager in Bell XS-1 makes 1st supersonic flight (Mach 1.015)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 14 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
  • Oct 19 De Gaulles RPF wins French municipal elections
  • Oct 20 Robinson Jeffer's "Medea" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 21 Dutch Dakota explodes near Coopenhagen, 16 die
  • Oct 23 NAACP petition on racism "An Appeal to the World" presented to UN
  • Oct 23 Husband & wife Dr Carl Cori & Dr Gerty Cori are 1st spouses to be awarded joint Nobel Prizes
  • Oct 24 Series of forest fires $30 million of timber (New England States)
  • Oct 25 Sam Breadon sells Cards to Robert Hannegan & Fred Saigh for $4M
  • Oct 26 Maharajah of Jammu & Kashmir accedes to India
  • Oct 26 The British military occupation ends in Iraq.
  • Oct 29 Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands form Benelux Union
  • Oct 29 Trial of art forger Han van Meegeren begins in Amsterdam
  • Oct 30 23 countries sign GATT agreement in Geneva
  • Nov 1 First Aloha Week Parade held in Hawaii
  • Nov 1 UN trusteeship for Nauru granted to Australia, NZ & UK

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 2 Howard Hughes flies "Spruce Goose", a huge wooden airplane for the first and last time

Aviator and Businessman Howard Hughes
Aviator and Businessman
Howard Hughes
  • Nov 12 Schilderijenvervalser Han of Meegeren to 1 years jail sentenced
  • Nov 16 15,000 demonstrate in Brussels against mild sentence of nazis
  • Nov 19 200" mirror arrives at Mt Palomar
  • Nov 20 1st permanent TV installed on seagoing vessel (New Jersey)
  • Nov 20 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Mediator Dei
  • Nov 20 UN General assembly begins debate on printing their own stamps
  • Nov 23 French government of Schumann forms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 24 John Steinbeck's novel "Pearl" published

  • Nov 25 New Zealand accedes to Statute of Westminster, becomes a dominion
  • Nov 29 UN Gen Assembly partitions Palestine between Arabs & Jews
  • Nov 30 Day after UN decree for Israel, Jewish settlements attacked

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

1stHistoric Invention

Dec 17 British industrial company BTH receives a patent for holography, invented by Dennis Gabor in their development lab

Physicist and Electrical Engineer Dennis Gabor
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
Dennis Gabor
  • 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 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

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 376

  • 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 President 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 17 Camilla Parker Bowles (Duchess of Cornwall), wife of Prince Charles, born in London, England

Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles
Duchess of Cornwall
Camilla Parker Bowles
  • Jul 18 Steven W. Mahoney, Canadian politician
  • Jul 19 Mike Dutfield, documentary prodcuer
  • Jul 20 Gerd Binnig, Frankfurt, physicist (tunneling microscope-Nobel 1986)
  • Jul 21 John J Duncan Jr, (Rep-R-Tennessee)
  • Jul 22 Curt Weldon, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)
  • Jul 22 Gilles Duceppe, Canadian politician
  • Jul 23 Spencer Christian, weatherman (Good Morning America)
  • Jul 24 Michael Coveney, drama critic
  • Jul 24 Neil McIntosh, CEO (VSO, Center for British Teaching)
  • Jul 26 Pauline Clare, Chief Constable (Lancashire)
  • Jul 27 Wayne Dowdy, (Rep-D-MS, 1981- )
  • Jul 28 Alexei Sergeyevich Borodai, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • Jul 30 Jonathan Mann, AIDS activist (d. 1998)
  • Jul 31 Dennis Greenslade, rocker
  • Aug 1 Dennis Zine, Los Angeles City Councilman
  • Aug 5 Greg Leskiw, Canadian rocker (The Guess Who), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Aug 7 Ann Beattie, American novelist and short story writer (Chilly Scenes of Winter), born in Washington D.C.
  • Aug 7 Mosibudi Mangena, South African black leader (On Your Own)
  • Aug 11 Georgios Karatzaferis, Greek politician
  • Aug 13 Margareta Winberg, Swedish politician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 14 Danielle Steel, author (Rememberance, Zoya, Star, Daddy), born in NYC, New York

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel
  • Aug 14 George Newsome, rocker
  • Aug 15 Brian Hulls, British TV news cameraman
  • Aug 15 Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter Jr, Macon Ga, USN/astro (STS 33)
  • Aug 16 Carol Moseley-Braun, (Sen-D Illinois)
  • Aug 16 John Howard, (US), speed record (152.284 mph at Bonneville Flats, UT)
  • Aug 17 Francine Hughes Wilson, American domestic abuse victim "The Burning Bed" who changed pubic perceptions, born in Stockbridge, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • Aug 20 James Pankow, rocker (Chicago), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 22 Bud Cramer, American politician (Rep-D-Alabama), born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • Aug 24 Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author
  • Aug 24 Vladimir Masorin, Russian admiral
  • Aug 25 Wim van Gelder, Dutch politician (PvdA), born in Baarn, Netherlands
  • Aug 27 Jacques Arnold, MP (Conservative)
  • Aug 28 Shoto Tanemura, Japanese martial artist
  • Aug 29 Temple Grandin, American animal welfare and autism expert
  • Aug 30 Allan Rock, Canadian politician and diplomat
  • Aug 31 Luca di Montezemolo, Italian businessman
  • Aug 31 Yumiko Ōshima, Japanese manga artist
  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 3 Mario Draghi, Italian banker and President of the European Central Bank, born in Rome

Economist Mario Draghi
Economist
Mario Draghi
  • Sep 4 Alan Greisman, Sally Field's husband/producer (Fletch, Surrender)
  • Sep 6 Sylvester, rocker (Do Ya Wanna Funk)
  • 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 9 Freddy Weller, Georgia, rocker (Paul Revers & The Raiders)
  • 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 Chuck Panozzo [John], rocker (Styx), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 20 Bruce Pasternack, American CEO
  • Sep 21 Don Felder, American rocker (Eagles), born in Gainesville, Florida

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 22 Norma McCorvey, American abortion activist (Jane Roe in Roe vs Wade) who later became pro-life, born in Simmesport, Louisiana (d. 2017)
  • Sep 27 Jacques Wallage, sociologist/Dutch undersecretary of Education
  • Sep 27 Meat Loaf, [Marvin Lee Aday], Dallas, rocker (Bat Out of Hell)
  • 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
  • Oct 1 Martin Turner, rocker (Wishbone)
  • Oct 1 Aaron Ciechanover, Israeli biologist
  • Oct 1 Adriano Tilgher, Italian politician
  • Oct 3 7th earl of Bradford, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • Oct 3 Fred DeLuca, American co-founder of the Subway chain, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • Oct 4 James Fielder, rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in Denton, Texas
  • Oct 4 Ann Widdecombe, British politician
  • Oct 6 Aleksandr Stepanovich Andryushkov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut

Weddings in History


Deaths in History