1947 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 249 of 249

  • 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)

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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 Howard Hughes flies "Spruce Goose", a huge wooden airplane
  • Nov 1 UN trusteeship for Nauru granted to Australia, NZ & UK
  • Nov 2 Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" flies for 1st (& last) time
  • 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

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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
  • 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

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 333


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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)
  • Aug 1 Dennis Zine, Los Angeles City Councilman
  • Aug 2 Rose Tremain, novelist/playwright
  • 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
  • Aug 14 Danielle Steel, author (Rememberance, Zoya, Star, Daddy), born in NYC, New York
  • 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 22 Bud Cramer, (Rep-D-Alabama)
  • Aug 23 Willy Russell, author/playwright (Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita)
  • Aug 24 Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author
  • Aug 24 Vladimir Masorin, Russian admiral
  • Aug 25 Wim J van Gelder, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Ann Widdecombe, British politician
  • Oct 6 Aleksandr Stepanovich Andryushkov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • Oct 8 Yelena Ivanovna Dobrokvashina, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-15a)
  • Oct 9 William E. McAnulty, Jr., American lawyer (d. 2007)
  • Oct 11 Lucas Papademos, Greek economist
  • Oct 14 Lukas Resetarits, Austrian cabaret artist
  • Oct 16 David Zucker, director (Airplane, Naked Gun, Top Secret), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Oct 17 Charles A Ingene, macromarketing researcher
  • Oct 17 Gene Green, (Rep-D-Texas)
  • Oct 17 Lesley Sunderland, decorative artist
  • Oct 18 Luc Journet, Belgian physician (Order of Zonnetempel)
  • Oct 18 Job Cohen, Dutch politician, Mayor of Amsterdam
  • Oct 19 Giorgio Cavazzano, Italian comic strip artist
  • Oct 22 Edward F Feighan, (Rep-D-OH, 1983- )
  • Oct 22 Raymond Bachand, French-Canadian politician and businessman
  • Oct 22 Haley Barbour, American politician, governor of Mississippi
  • Oct 26 Trevor Joyce, Irish poet

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 26 Hillary Rodham Clinton, US 1st Lady (1993-2001), Senator (NY, 2001-09), Secretary of State (2009-13) and 2016 Democratic Presidential nominee, born in Chicago, Illinois

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
  • Oct 27 Terry Anderson, AP correspondent/US hostage held in Lebanon (1985-91)
  • Oct 29 Helen Coonan, Australian politician
  • Nov 3 Mazie Hirono, American politician
  • Nov 7 Bob Anderson, English darts player
  • Nov 8 Margaret Rhea Seddon, Murfreesboro Tenn, MD/astro (STS 51D, 40, SK:58)
  • Nov 10 Bechir Gemayel, pres Lebanon (8/23-9/14, 1982)
  • Nov 11 Callum Alexander MacDonald, historian
  • Nov 12 Patrice Leconte, director (Monsieur Hire, Hairdresser's Husband)
  • Nov 14 P J O'Rourke, writer (Easy Money)
  • Nov 14 Buckwheat Zydeco [Stantley Dural Jr], US accordionist (On Track), born in Lafayette, Louisiana (d. 2016)
  • Nov 15 William B Richardson, (Rep-D-New Mexico, 1983- )
  • Nov 17 Steven E. de Souza, American scriptwriter
  • Nov 17 Inky Mark, Canadian politician
  • Nov 19 Lamar Smith, (Rep-R-Texas)

Weddings in History


Deaths in History