What Happened on November 1, 1947

Day of the Week: Saturday

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)

Person of interestJim Steinman

Jim Steinman, American Grammy Award-winning songwriter and record producer (Bat Out of Hell, Total Eclipse of the Heart), born in NYC, New York

Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer Jim Steinman
Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer
Jim Steinman
  • Rolando Garbey, Cuban light middleweight boxer (Olympic silver 1968), born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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 (b. 1917)