What Happened on May 1, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Cleveland Indians abandon League Park (venue for weekday games) to play all MLB games at Municipal Stadium
  • Lt General Hoyt S Vandenberg, USA, ends term as 2nd head of CIA
  • Radar for commercial & private planes 1st demonstrated
  • Rear Admiral Roscoe H Hillenkoetter, USN, becomes 3th director of CIA

Famous Birthdays

  • Carlos Ward, rocker (B T Express)
  • Jacob Bekenstein, American-Israeli theoretical physicist (Bekenstein-Hawking radiation), born in Mexico City (d. 2015)
  • Jerry Heard, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles), born in Visalia, California
  • Sergio Infante, Chilean poet and writer

Famous Deaths

  • Sanner, leader of Norger blood bath, executed