What Happened on November 2, 1947

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 Interest

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

Ryder Cup

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

1947 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Pegg, British folk and rock bassist and producer (Fairport Convention 1969-79 & 1985-present; Jethro Tull, 1980-85), born in Birmingham, England
  • David Anthony Ahern, Australian composer, born in Sydney
  • Hilary Tann, Welsh composer (Shakkei), and educator (Union College, 1980-present), born in Llwynypia, Glamorgan, Wales
Born in 1947

About November 2, 1947

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 4 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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