Historical Events in June 1947

  • Jun 1 OPA, which issued WW II rationing coupons, disbands
  • Jun 1 The development of photosensitive glass, which had occurred ten years previously, is announced publicly
  • Jun 2 Hungarian premier Ferenc Nagy resigns
  • Jun 2 Monte Carlo and Alma Sanders' musical "Louisiana Lady" opens at Century Theater, NYC; runs for 4 performances
  • Jun 4 Monte Carlo and Alma Sanders' musical "Louisiana Lady" closes at Century Theater, NYC, after 4 performances
  • Jun 4 US House of Representatives approves Taft-Hartley act

Historic Event

Jun 5 US Secretary of State George Marshall outlines the "Marshall Plan" to rebuild Western Europe

  • Jun 6 Treaty drawn up for establishment of International Patent Institute
  • Jun 10 Saab produces its first automobile

Film Release

Jun 11 Perennial Christmas film "Miracle on 34th St" starring John Payne and Maureen O'Hara, directed by George Seaton is released

  • Jun 11 WW II sugar rationing finally ends in US (began May 28, 1942)
  • Jun 12 British Amateur Women's Golf, Gullane GC: Babe Didrikson becomes first American to win event; beats England's Jacqueline Gordon 5 & 4
  • Jun 13 1st night game at Fenway Park (Red Sox 5, White Sox 3)

US Golf Open

Jun 15 US Open Men's Golf, St. Louis CC: Lew Worsham defeats Sam Snead by 1 stroke in an 18-hole playoff for his only major title

  • Jun 16 1st network news-Dumont's "News from Washington"
  • Jun 16 Pravda denounces Marshall Plan
  • Jun 17 Earnest Reuter becomes mayor of Berlin
  • Jun 17 Pan Am Airways' 1st round-the-world civil air service leaves NYC
  • Jun 18 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Ewell Blackwell no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0 at Crosley Field, Cincinnati
  • Jun 19 1st plane (F-80) to exceed 600 mph (1004 kph)-Albert Boyd, Muroc, California
  • Jun 20 US President Harry Truman vetoes Taft-Hartley Act
  • Jun 22 12" rain in 42 mins (Holt, MO)
  • Jun 22 Ewell Blackwell just misses pitching back-to-back no-hitters (9th inn)
  • Jun 23 Compton and Bill Edrich make 370 stand for 3rd wkt v South Africa

Historic Event

Jun 23 US President Truman's veto of Taft-Hartley Act overridden by Congress

  • Jun 24 Flying saucers sighted over Mount Rainier by pilot Ken Arnold

Sports History

Jun 24 Future Baseball Hall of Fame infielder Jackie Robinson steals home for first of 19 times in his career as the Brooklyn Dodgers beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-2

  • Jun 24 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Plum Hollow CC: Jim Ferrier becomes first Australian to win a major title; beats Chick Herbert, 2 & 1

Historic Publication

Jun 25 1st version of Anne Frank's diary "Het Achterhuis" published in The Netherlands

Boxing Title Fight

Jun 25 Heavyweight Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello

  • Jun 27 98°F (36.8°C) in De Bilt, Netherlands
  • Jun 27 WRC TV channel 4 in Washington, D.C. (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 28 "Tim-Tayshun" ("Temptation") novelty single by Red Ingle with Jo Stafford (billed as Cinderella G. Stump) hits #1
  • Jun 29 US Open Women's Golf, Starmount Forest CC: American Betty Jameson wins her only US crown, 6 strokes ahead of runners-up Polly Riley and Sally Sessions, both amateurs
  • Jun 29 Yanks beat Senators 3-1 starting a 19 game winning streak