June 1947 in History

Events in History

  • 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

Event of Interest

Jun 3 British Viceroy of India Lord Mountbatten visits Pakistan

  • Jun 4 US House of Representatives approves Taft-Hartley act

Event of Interest

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
  • Jun 11 WW II sugar rationing finally ends in US (began May 28, 1942)
  • 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 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

Event of Interest

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

Historic Publication

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

  • Jun 27 98°F (36.8°C) in De Bilt, Netherlands

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 1 Ron Dennis, British auto racing owner (McLaren F1 team principal 1989-2001; group chairman until 2016), born in Woking, England
  • Jun 3 John Dykstra, American special effects supervisor
  • Jun 4 Viktor Klima, Austrian politician (20th Chancellor of Austria, 1997-2000), born in Schwechat, Austria
  • Jun 5 Eric Molobi, South African activist (ANC), born in Alexandra township, Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2006)
  • Jun 6 David Blunkett, English blind politician, Home Secretary (2001-4), born in Sheffield, England
  • Jun 8 Eric F. Wieschaus, American biologist (Nobel 1995), born in South Bend, Indiana
  • Jun 8 Sara Paretsky, American crime writer (V. I. Warshawski novels), born in Ames, Iowa
  • Jun 9 John Gurda, American historian (The Making of Milwaukee,), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jun 11 Henry Cisneros, first Hispanic to serve as mayor of a major U.S. city (San Antonio), later Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Clinton Administration
  • Jun 11 Laloo Prasad Yadav, Indian politician (Minister of Railways, 2004-09), born in Gopalganj, Bihar, India
  • Jun 13 Danie Schutte, South African underminister of Justice, born in Pretoria, South Africa
  • Jun 13 Jerrold Nadler, American attorney and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 13 Peter Holm, Swedish ex-husband and manager of Joan Collins
  • Jun 14 Neil Stevens, Canadian Hockey HOF, Lacrosse HOF sportswriter (The Canadian Press), born in Port Dalhousie, Ontario (d. 2022)
  • Jun 15 Alain Aspect, French physicist (Nobel Prize 2022 for experiments with entangled photons), born in Agen, France [1]
  • Jun 16 -minu [Hans-Peter Hammel], Swiss columnist and writer, born in Basel, Switzerland
  • Jun 19 James T. Walsh, American politician (Rep-R-NY 1989-2009), born in Syracuse, New York

Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie (75 years old)

Jun 19 British-Indian novelist (Midnight's Children, Satanic Verses), born in Mumbai, India

  • Jun 20 David French, British director (Deep Sleep, Bingo)
  • Jun 20 Ivo Milazzo, Italian comic book artist
  • Jun 20 Josef Clemens, German bishop and Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Laity
  • Jun 21 Dana Rohrabacher, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in Coronado, California

Shirin EbadiShirin Ebadi (75 years old)

Jun 21 Iranian lawyer, human rights activist and 1st Iranian Muslim woman to receive a Nobel Peace Prize (2003), born in Hamadan, Iran

  • Jun 22 Jerry Rawlings, Ghanaian Head of State (1981-93) and President of Ghana (1993-2001), born in Accra, Gold Coast (d. 2020)
  • Jun 22 Octavia E. Butler, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Wild Seed), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2006)
  • Jun 24 Clarissa Dickson Wright, English celebrity chef (Two Fat Ladies), born in London (d. 2014)
  • Jun 28 Mark Helprin, American writer (A Soldier of the Great War), born in Manhattan, New York
  • Jun 28 Patrick Kincaid, American computer programmer (TODAY) and communications consultant, born in Newberry, Michigan (d. 2020)
  • Jun 30 Yuri Petrovich Sheffer, Russian cosmonaut, born in Chelyabinsk, Russia (d. 2001)

Weddings in History

Edward W. Brooke

Jun 7 US Senator Edward W. Brooke (27) weds first wife Remigia Ferrari-Scacco

Deaths in History

  • Jun 9 Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz, Polish politician (President of Poland in-exile 1939-47), dies at 62
  • Jun 10 Alexander Bethune, Canadian politician (b. 1852)
  • Jun 11 David I. Walsh, 46th Governor of Massachusetts, dies at 74
  • Jun 16 Jean-Francois Capart, Belgian egyptologist (Memphis), dies at 86

Maxwell PerkinsMaxwell Perkins (1884-1947)

Jun 17 American editor and publisher for Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe, dies at 62

  • Jun 18 Shigematsu Sakaibara, Japanese admiral, hanged for war crimes at 48
  • Jun 19 Willem H. Fly, Dutch typographer/co-founder (SDAP), dies at 84

Bugsy SiegelBugsy Siegel (1906-1947)

Jun 20 American gangster who created casinos in Las Vegas, shot dead in Beverly Hills at 41

  • Jun 24 Emil Seidel, German-American politician (36th Mayor of Milwaukee), dies at 82
  • Jun 28 Stanislav K Neumann, Czech poet (Anti-Guide), dies at 72