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 "Louisiana Lady" opens at Century Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Jun 2 Hungarian premier Ferenc Nagy resigns

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Jun 3 British Viceroy of India Lord Mountbatten visits Pakistan

Supreme Allied Commander and Last Viceroy of India Lord Mountbatten
Supreme Allied Commander and Last Viceroy of India
Lord Mountbatten
  • Jun 4 "Louisiana Lady" closes at Century Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Jun 4 US House of Representatives approves Taft-Hartley act

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

Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall
  • 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)
  • 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)

Sport awardUS 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

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • 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 18 Cincinnati Red Ewell Blackwell no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 24 Jackie Robinson swipes home for 1st of 19 times in his career

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 25 Heavyweight Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 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


Person of interestJonathan Pryce

Jun 1 Jonathan Pryce, Welsh stage and film actor (Brazil, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Two Popes), born in Carmel, Flintshire, Wales

  • Jun 1 Ron Wood, rock guitarist (Faces, Jeff Beck Group, Rolling Stones)
  • Jun 1 Ron Dennis CBE, 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 Timothy David, diplomat
  • Jun 3 Mickey Finn, British guitarist and percussionist (T. Rex) (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 5 David Hare, playwright (Strapless, Plenty, Wetherby, Fatale)
  • Jun 5 Eric Molobi, South Africa, activist (ANC)
  • Jun 5 Tom Evans, rock bassist/vocalist (Badfinger), born in Liverpool, England
  • Jun 5 Laurie Anderson, American avant-garde artist and musician (known for O Superman), born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  • Jun 6 Marion Coakes, English equestrian show jumper (Olympic silver 1968), born in New Milton, Hampshire
  • Jun 6 Terry Williams, rocker (First Edition)
  • Jun 6 Robert Englund, American actor (Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street), born in Glendale, California
  • Jun 6 David Blunkett, English politician
  • Jun 6 Ada Kok, Dutch swimmer
  • Jun 7 Thurman Munson, American baseball catcher and captain (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 Mick Box, English rock guitarist (Uriah Heep), born in Walthamstow, East London
  • Jun 8 Eric F. Wieschaus, American biologist (Nobel 1995), born in South Bend, Indiana
  • Jun 8 Annie Haslam, English singer-songwriter (Renaissance) and painter, born in Bolton
  • Jun 9 John Gurda, American historian
  • Jun 10 Ken Singleton, baseball player (Orioles), born in Mt Vernon, New York
  • Jun 11 Glenn Leonard, American R&B singer (Temptations), 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, 4x400m runner (Olympic gold 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 14 Barry Melton, American guitarist (Country Joe and the Fish), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 15 Lee Purcell, Cherry Point NC, actor (Big Wednesday, Mr Majestyk)
  • Jun 15 Paul Patterson, composer
  • Jun 16 -minu [Hans-Peter Hammel], Swiss columnist and writer
  • Jun 16 Tom "Bones" Malone, American jazz musician, arranger, and producer, 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 composer and musician, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Jun 17 Paul Young, English singer and percussionist (Mike + The Mechanics), born in Manchester (d. 2000)
  • Jun 18 Bernard Giraudeau, La Rochelle France, actor (L'Annee des Meduses)
  • Jun 18 Douglas Young, composer
  • Jun 18 Linda Thorson, actress (Tara-Avengers, Julia-1 Life to Live), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 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 19 Paula Koivuniemi, Finnish singer
  • 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)
  • 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 Joseph "Joey" Molland, British rock guitarist (Badfinger-Come & Get It), born in Liverpool, England

Person of interestShirin 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

Lawyer and human rights activist Shirin Ebadi
Lawyer and human rights activist
Shirin Ebadi
  • Jun 22 David L Lander, American actor (Squiggy-Laverne & Shirley), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 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)

Person of interestPete Maravich

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

NBA Guard Pete Maravich
NBA Guard
Pete Maravich
  • Jun 22 Jerry Rawlings, former President of Ghana
  • Jun 22 Howard Kaylan, American rock and roll musician and writer (The Turtles), 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, Monterrey Park California, actor (McDuff the Talking Dog)

Person of interestMick Fleetwood

Jun 24 Mick Fleetwood, rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac-Go Your Own Way), born in London, England

Musician Mick Fleetwood
Musician
Mick Fleetwood
  • Jun 24 Marianne Delgorge, singer/actress (Ice Cream Soda)
  • Jun 24 Peter Weller, Stevens Point WI, actor (Robocop, Of Unknown Origin)
  • Jun 24 Clarissa Dickson Wright, English celebrity chef (Two Fat Ladies), born in London (d. 2014)
  • Jun 25 Jimmie Walker, American comedian (JJ-Good Times, At Ease), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jun 27 Francisca "Cisca" Beaudoux, actress (2 Under a Cap)
  • 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

Person of interestRichard Lewis

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

Comedian Richard Lewis
Comedian
Richard Lewis
  • 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


LoveWedding of Interest

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

US Senator Edward W. Brooke
US Senator
Edward W. Brooke

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

Person of interestMaxwell 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 (b. 1898)
  • Jun 19 Willem H Fly, typographer/co-founder (SDAP), dies at 84

Person of interestBugsy Siegel

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

Mobster Bugsy Siegel
Mobster
Bugsy Siegel
  • 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