On This Day

What Happened on October 1, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st helicopter air mail & express service, LA, Ca
  • The F-86 Sabre flies for the first time.
  • US control of Haitian customs & governmental revenue ends
  • William Wister Haines' "Command Decision" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Aaron Ciechanover, Israeli biologist
  • Adriano Tilgher, Italian politician
  • Mariska Veres, Dutch singer (Shocking Blue), born in The Hague, the Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • Martin Turner, rocker (Wishbone)
  • Rob Davis, English musician and songwriter (Groovejet (If This Ain't Love), born in London
  • Stephen Collins, actor (Star Trek I, Tattingers), born in Des Moines, Iowa