What Happened on October 3, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "Under the Counter" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 27 performances
  • 1st telescope lens 200" (508 cm) in diameter completed
  • With only 1 out to go, Yank Floyd Beven gives up a double breaking his World Series no-hit bid, it scored 2 runs & he lost game
  • WMAL (now WJLA) TV channel 7 in Washington, D.C. (ABC) begins

Famous Birthdays

  • 7th earl of Bradford, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • Ben Cauley, musician (The Bar-Kays) and plane crash survivor, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • Fred DeLuca, American co-founder of the Subway chain, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)