On This Day

What Happened on November 2, 1947

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • After just 6 games of the season, Chicago Blackhawks trade NHL scoring leader Max Bentley along with Cy Thomas to Toronto Maple Leafs for Gus Bodnar, Bud Poile, Gaye Stewart, Bob Goldham, and Ernie Dickens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Howard Hughes flies "Spruce Goose", a huge wooden airplane for the first and last time

Aviator and Businessman Howard Hughes
Aviator and Businessman
Howard Hughes

Sport awardRyder Cup

Ryder Cup Golf, Portland GC: US wins first post WWII event, 11-1; Ben Hogan American captain; Henry Cotton GB skipper

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Pegg, British pop bassist (Jethro Tull-Crest of a Nave), born in Birmingham, England
  • David Anthony Ahern, Australian composer, born in Sydney