What Happened on November 1, 1947

Historical Events

  • First Aloha Week Parade held in Hawaii
  • Gian Carlo Menotti's musical drama/comedy double bill "The Medium" and " The Telephone" closes at The Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NYC after 211 performances
  • UN trusteeship for Nauru granted to Australia, NZ & UK
1947 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Weston, British guitarist and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac, 1972-73), born in Devon, England (d. 2012)

Jim SteinmanJim Steinman (1947-2021)

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 [1]

  • 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
Born in 1947

Famous Divorces

D. W. Griffith

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

Famous Deaths

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

About November 1, 1947

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 75 years and 7 months
Leap Year: No

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