What Happened on April 15, 1947

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Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jackie Robinson becomes 1st African-American to play in US major league baseball (Dodgers)

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • Operations begin at Radio Netherlands World radio

Famous Birthdays

  • Bojoura, [Raina GB van Melzen], Dutch singer/wife of Hans Cleuver
  • Cristina Husmark Pehrsson, Swedish politician
  • DeDe Lind, playmate (Aug, 1967), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, TV producer (Designing Women, Murphy Brown)
  • Michael DeBello, singer (Maniac)
  • Mike Chapman, Australian songwriter/producer (Chinn & Chapman)
  • Wooly Wolstenholme, keyboardist/vocalist (Barclay James Harvest)

Famous Deaths

  • Wolstenholme, rocker, dies