On This Day

What Happened in June 1947

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 OPA, which issued WW II rationing coupons, disbands
  • Jun 1 The development of photosensitive glass, which had occurred ten years previously, is announced publicly
  • Jun 2 Monte Carlo and Alma Sanders' musical "Louisiana Lady" opens at Century Theater, NYC; runs for 4 performances
  • Jun 2 Hungarian premier Ferenc Nagy resigns
  • Jun 4 Monte Carlo and Alma Sanders' musical "Louisiana Lady" closes at Century Theater, NYC, after 4 performances
  • Jun 4 US House of Representatives approves Taft-Hartley act

Historic Event

Jun 5 US Secretary of State George Marshall outlines the "Marshall Plan" to rebuild Western Europe

  • Jun 6 Treaty drawn up for establishment of International Patent Institute
  • Jun 10 Saab produces its first automobile
  • Jun 11 WW II sugar rationing finally ends in US (began May 28, 1942)

Film Release

Jun 11 Perennial Christmas film "Miracle on 34th St" starring John Payne and Maureen O'Hara, directed by George Seaton is released

  • Jun 12 British Amateur Women's Golf, Gullane GC: Babe Didrikson becomes first American to win event; beats England's Jacqueline Gordon 5 & 4
  • Jun 13 1st night game at Fenway Park (Red Sox 5, White Sox 3)

US Golf Open

Jun 15 US Open Men's Golf, St. Louis CC: Lew Worsham defeats Sam Snead by 1 stroke in an 18-hole playoff for his only major title

  • Jun 16 1st network news-Dumont's "News from Washington"
  • Jun 16 Pravda denounces Marshall Plan
  • Jun 17 Earnest Reuter becomes mayor of Berlin
  • Jun 17 Pan Am Airways' 1st round-the-world civil air service leaves NYC
  • Jun 18 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Ewell Blackwell no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati
  • Jun 19 1st plane (F-80) to exceed 600 mph (1004 kph)-Albert Boyd, Muroc, California
  • 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 and Bill Edrich make 370 stand for 3rd wkt v South Africa

Historic Event

Jun 23 US President Truman's veto of Taft-Hartley Act overridden by Congress

  • Jun 24 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Plum Hollow CC: Jim Ferrier becomes first Australian to win a major title; beats Chick Herbert, 2 & 1
  • Jun 24 Flying saucers sighted over Mount Rainier by pilot Ken Arnold

Sports History

Jun 24 Future Baseball Hall of Fame infielder Jackie Robinson steals home for first of 19 times in his career as the Brooklyn Dodgers beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-2

Historic Publication

Jun 25 1st version of Anne Frank's diary "Het Achterhuis" published in The Netherlands

Boxing Title Fight

Jun 25 Heavyweight Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello

  • Jun 27 98°F (36.8°C) in De Bilt, Netherlands
  • Jun 27 WRC TV channel 4 in Washington, D.C. (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 28 "Temptation" (Tim-Tayshun) by Red Ingle with Jo Stafford hits #1
  • Jun 29 US Open Women's Golf, Starmount Forest CC: American Betty Jameson wins her only US crown, 6 strokes ahead of runners-up Polly Riley and Sally Sessions, both amateurs
  • Jun 29 Yanks beat Senators 3-1 starting a 19 game winning streak

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Jonathan Pryce, Welsh stage and film actor (Brazil, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Two Popes), born in Carmel, Flintshire, Wales
  • Jun 1 Ronnie Wood, English rock guitarist (Faces; Jeff Beck Group; The Rolling Stones), born in Hillingdon, England
  • Jun 1 Ron Dennis, British auto racing owner (McLaren F1 team principal 1989-2001; group chairman until 2016), born in Woking, England
  • Jun 2 Mark Elder, British opera and symphony conductor
  • Jun 3 Mickey Finn, British rock percussionist (T. Rex), born in Thornton Heath, Surrey, England (d. 2003)
  • Jun 3 Mike Burgmann, Australian racing driver (d. 1986)
  • Jun 3 John Dykstra, American special effects supervisor
  • Jun 4 Viktor Klima, Austrian politician (20th Chancellor of Austria), born in Schwechat, Austria
  • Jun 4 Saoul Mamby, American boxer (WBC super lightweight title 1980-82), born in Bronx, NYC, New York (d. 2019)
  • Jun 4 Toni Wine, American session singer (The Archies; Dawn), and songwriter ("A Groovy Kind of Love"; "Candida"), born in New York City
  • Jun 5 David Hare, English playwright and director (Plenty, The Hours, The Reader), born in St. Leonards-on-Sea, England
  • Jun 5 Eric Molobi, South African activist (ANC), born in Alexandra township, Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2006)
  • Jun 5 Tom Evans, British rock guitarist, bass player, and singer-songwriter (Badfinger -"Without You": "Maybe Tomorrow"), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1983)
  • Jun 5 Laurie Anderson, American violinist, composer, and avant-garde artist ("O Superman"; "Let X=X"), born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  • Jun 6 Marion Coakes, English equestrian rider (World C'ship gold Individual Jumping 1965; Olympic silver 1968), born in New Milton, England
  • Jun 6 Terry Williams, American singer-songwriter, and guitarist (The First Edition - "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)"), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jun 6 Robert Englund, American actor (Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street), born in Glendale, California
  • Jun 6 David Blunkett, English blind politician, Home Secretary (2001-4), born in Sheffield, England
  • Jun 6 Ada Kok, Dutch swimmer (Olympic gold 200m butterfly 1968; silver 100m butterfly, 4×100m medley 1964), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Jun 7 Thurman Munson, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1971, 73–78; World Series 1977, 78; AL MVP 1976; NY Yankees), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 1979)
  • Jun 8 Joan La Barbara, American vocalist and composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 8 Julie Driscoll, English rocker and actress (33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee), born in London
  • Jun 8 Eric F. Wieschaus, American biologist (Nobel 1995), born in South Bend, Indiana
  • Jun 8 Annie Haslam, British art-rock singer-songwriter (Renaissance - "Carpet Of The Sun"; "Mother Russia") and painter, born in Bolton
  • Jun 9 Mick Box, British rock guitarist (Uriah Heep), born in Walthamstow, East London, England
  • Jun 9 John Gurda, American historian (The Making of Milwaukee,), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jun 10 Ken Singleton, American baseball player (Orioles), born in Mt Vernon, New York
  • Jun 11 Glenn Leonard, American R&B singer (Temptations, 1975-83 - "In A Lifetime"; "Power"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 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 (Minister of Railways, 2004-09), born in Gopalganj, Bihar, India
  • Jun 12 Ron Freeman, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m, bronze 400m 1968), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • Jun 13 Danie Schutte, South African underminister of Justice, born in Pretoria, South Africa
  • Jun 13 Jerrold Nadler, American attorney and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 13 Peter Holm, Swedish ex-husband and manager of Joan Collins
  • Jun 13 Harold Danko, American jazz pianist (Woody Herman's Thundering Herd), and educator (Eastman School), born in Ohio
  • Jun 14 Barry Melton, American guitarist (Country Joe and the Fish), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 14 Neil Stevens, Canadian Hockey HOF, Lacrosse HOF sportswriter (The Canadian Press), born in Port Dalhousie, Ontario (d. 2022)
  • Jun 15 Lee Purcell, Cherry Point NC, actor (Big Wednesday, Mr Majestyk)
  • Jun 15 Paul Patterson, British classical composer (Spiders), born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
  • Jun 15 Elliot Randall, American session guitarist (Steely Dan; Carly Simon, Yoko Ono), born in NYC
  • Jun 16 -minu [Hans-Peter Hammel], Swiss columnist and writer, born in Basel, Switzerland
  • Jun 16 Tom "Bones" Malone, American jazz musician, arranger, and producer (SNL; Blues Brothers), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jun 17 Christopher Allport, American actor (To Live and Die in L.A.), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2008)
  • Jun 17 George S. Clinton, American film score (Austin Powers films; Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee; Mortal Kombat movies;), stage, and concert composer, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Jun 17 Paul Young, British rock singer and percussionist (Mike + The Mechanics - "All I Need Is A Miracle"), born in Manchester, England (d. 2000)
  • Jun 17 Vlastimir Trajković, Serbian avant-garde composer, and educator, born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (d. 2017)
  • Jun 17 Gregg Rolie, American rock singer and keyboardist (Santana, 1965-71; Journey, 1973-80; Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, 2012-present), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jun 17 Rev. Timothy Wright, American gospel singer (Been There Done That), and pastor, born in Brooklyn, New York City (d. 2009)
  • Jun 18 Bernard Giraudeau, French actor (L'Annee des Meduses), screenwriter, and director, born in La Rochelle, France (d. 2010)
  • Jun 18 Douglas Young, British composer, born in London, England
  • Jun 18 Linda Thorson [Robinson], Canadian actress (The Avengers - "Tara", One Life To Live - "Julia"), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jun 18 Georgs Pelēcis, Latvian composer (Plaukstošais Jasmīns - Flowering Jasmine), musicologist, and pedagogue, born in Riga, Latvia
  • Jun 19 James T. Walsh, American politician (Rep-R-NY 1989-2009), born in Syracuse, New York

Salman Rushdie

Jun 19 Salman Rushdie, British-Indian novelist (Midnight's Children, Satanic Verses), born in Mumbai, India

  • Jun 19 Paula Koivuniemi, Finnish singer (Butterfly), born in Seinäjoki, Finland
  • Jun 19 Youn Yuh Jung, South Korean actress (Minari), born in Kaesong, Korea
  • Jun 20 Candace "Candy" Clark, American actress (Man Who Fell to Earth, Q, American Graffiti), born in Norman, Oklahoma
  • Jun 20 David French, British director (Deep Sleep, Bingo)
  • Jun 20 Dolores Brooks, American singer (The Crystals - "Then He Kissed Me"; "Da Doo Ron Ron"), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 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, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Coronado, California
  • Jun 21 Lex van Delden, Dutch actor (Soldier of Orange), born in Amsterdam (d. 2010)
  • Jun 21 Meredith Baxter-Birney, American actress (Family Ties; Bridget Loves Bernie), born in South Pasadena, California
  • Jun 21 Michael Gross, American actor (Family Ties, FBI murders), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 21 Joey Molland, British rock guitarist (Badfinger - "Come And Get It"; "Day After Day"), born in Liverpool, England

Shirin Ebadi

Jun 21 Shirin Ebadi, Iranian lawyer, human rights activist and 1st Iranian Muslim woman to receive a Nobel Peace Prize (2003), born in Hamadan, Iran

  • Jun 21 Chuck Anderson, American jazz and session guitarist, and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 22 David L. Lander, American actor (Laverne & Shirley - "Squiggy"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2020)
  • Jun 22 Murray Webb, cricketer (NZ fast bowler in 3 Tests, 4 wkts at 117 75)
  • Jun 22 Octavia E[stelle] Butler, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Wild Seed)

Pete Maravich

Jun 22 "Pistol" Pete Maravich, American NBA star (Atlanta Hawks), born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania (d. 1988)

  • Jun 22 Jerry Rawlings, Ghanaian Head of State (1981-93) and President of Ghana (1993-2001), born in Accra, Gold Coast (d. 2020)
  • Jun 22 Howard Kaylan {Kaplan], American rock and roll musician and songwriter (The Turtles; Flo and Eddie), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 23 Bryan Brown, actor (F/X, Gorillas in the Mist, Kim, Tai-Pan), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Jun 24 Walter Willison, American actor (McDuff the Talking Dog), born in Monterrey Park, California

Mick Fleetwood

Jun 24 Mick Fleetwood, British rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac - "Go Your Own Way"; "Tusk"; "The Chain"), born in Redruth, Cornwall, England

  • Jun 24 Marianne Delgorge, Dutch singer and actress (Ice Cream Soda), born in Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
  • Jun 24 Peter Weller, American actor (Robocop, Of Unknown Origin), born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin
  • Jun 24 Clarissa Dickson Wright, English celebrity chef (Two Fat Ladies), born in London (d. 2014)
  • Jun 24 Mike de Albuquerque, British progressive rock bass player (ELO, 1972-74) and guitarist (Sundance), born in Wimbledon, London, England
  • Jun 25 Jimmie Walker, American comedian (JJ-Good Times, At Ease), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jun 26 Jef Labes, American session and touring keyboard player and arranger (Van Morrison; Jonathan Edwards), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 27 Francisca "Cisca" Beaudoux, actress (2 Under a Cap)
  • Jun 27 Jim Fuller, American "Godfather of surf guitar" and songwriter (The Safaris - "Wipe Out"), born in California (d. 2017)
  • Jun 28 Mark Helprin, American writer (A Soldier of the Great War), born in Manhattan, New York
  • Jun 28 Patrick Kincaid, who wrote the TODAY program; send him a card
  • Jun 28 Anny Duperey, French film and television actress, born in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France
  • Jun 29 Jeff Moss, Australian cricketer (one Test Australia v Pakistan 1979), born in Melbourne, Australia

Richard Lewis

Jun 29 Richard Lewis, American comedian (Marty Gold-Anything But Love), born in NYC, New York

  • Jun 29 Michael Carter, Scottish actor, born in Dumfries, Scotland
  • Jun 30 Jasper van 't Hof, Dutch jazz pianist (Live in Montreux), born in Enschede, Overijssel, Netherlands
  • Jun 30 Yuri Petrovich Sheffer, Russian cosmonaut, born in Chelyabinsk, Russia (d. 2001)

Famous Weddings

Edward W. Brooke

Jun 7 US Senator Edward W. Brooke (27) weds first wife Remigia Ferrari-Scacco

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 2 Herman Darewsky, British composer, dies at 64
  • Jun 6 Norman Reid, cricketer (Test S Af v Aust 1921-22, 11 & 6, 2-63), dies
  • Jun 8 Tom O'Brien, American actor (Flying Fool), dies at 56
  • Jun 9 Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz, president of Poland (1939-40), dies at 62
  • Jun 10 Alexander Bethune, Canadian politician (b. 1852)
  • Jun 11 David I. Walsh, 46th Governor of Massachusetts, dies at 74
  • Jun 12 Jazeps Medins, Latvian composer, dies at 70
  • Jun 16 Jean-Francois Capart, Belgian egyptologist (Memphis), dies at 86

Maxwell Perkins

Jun 17 Maxwell Perkins, American editor and publisher for Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe, dies at 62

  • Jun 18 Shigematsu Sakaibara, Japanese admiral, hanged for war crimes at 48
  • Jun 19 Willem H. Fly, Dutch typographer/co-founder (SDAP), dies at 84

Bugsy Siegel

Jun 20 Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, American gangster who created casinos in Las Vegas, shot dead in Beverly Hills at 41

  • Jun 24 Emil Seidel, German-American politician (36th Mayor of Milwaukee), dies at 82
  • Jun 28 Stanislav K Neumann, Czech poet (Anti-Guide), dies at 72