On This Day

What Happened on November 1, 1947

Historical Events

  • "Medium & The Telephone" closes at Barrymore NYC after 211 performances
  • First Aloha Week Parade held in Hawaii
  • UN trusteeship for Nauru granted to Australia, NZ & UK

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Weston, English, guitarist and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac), born in Devon (d. 2012)

Jim Steinman

Jim Steinman, American Grammy Award-winning songwriter and record producer (Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell; Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart), born in NYC, New York (d. 2021)

Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer Jim Steinman
Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer
Jim Steinman
  • Rolando Garbey, Cuban light middleweight boxer (Olympic silver 1968; World C'ship gold 1974), born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
  • Ted Hendricks, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker (8 x Pro Bowl; Super Bowl 1971, 76, 80, 84), born in Guatemala City, Guatemala

Famous Divorces

D. W. Griffith

Film director D. W. Griffith (72) divorces actress Evelyn Baldwin (37) after 11 years of marriage

Film Director D. W. Griffith
Film Director
D. W. Griffith

Famous Deaths

  • Man o' War, American thoroughbred racehorse (Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes 1920), dies from a heart attack at 30
1947 Highlights

About November 1, 1947

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Scorpio