September 1947 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 With a victory by Armed in the Washington Park Handicap, Calumet Farm becomes the first stable to surpass $1 million in annual earnings; leads all owners with total earnings of $1,402,436
  • Sep 7 Battles between Hindus & Muslims in New Delhi, India
  • Sep 12 Pirate Ralph Kiner hits his record 8th HR in 4 games
  • Sep 15 First four-engined jet-propelled fighter plane tested, Columbus, Ohio
  • Sep 15 Yanks clinch pennant #15
  • Sep 15 RCA releases the 12AX7 miniature dual triode vacuum tube; it is still in production
  • Sep 15 Typhoon Kathleen hit Tone River, Saitama and Tokyo area, killing at least 1,930 and injuring 1,750..
  • Sep 16 John Cobb sets world auto speed record at 394.2 MPH
  • Sep 16 Typhoon Kathleen hits Saitama, Tokyo and Tone River area, killing at least 1,930
  • Sep 17 James Forrestal sworn in as 1st US Secretary of Defense

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 18 The Central Intelligence Agency officially comes into existence after being established by President Truman in July

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Sep 18 US Department of Defense 1st day of operation
  • Sep 18 US Air Force created as a separate military service by passing of the National Security Act
  • Sep 29 Dizzy Gillespie presented his 1st Carnegie Hall concert in NY

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 Al Green, American politician
  • Sep 3 Michael Huffington, American oil millionaire (Rep-R-California, 1992-94), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Sep 3 Kjell Magne Bondevik, Norwegian politician (Christian Democratic Party), born in Molde, Norway

Person of interestMario Draghi

Sep 3 Mario Draghi, Italian banker and President of the European Central Bank, born in Rome

Economist Mario Draghi
Economist
Mario Draghi
  • Sep 4 Alan Greisman, Sally Field's husband/producer (Fletch, Surrender)
  • Sep 8 Ann Beattie, short story writer (NYer Magazine), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 9 Freddy Weller, Georgia, rocker (Paul Revers & The Raiders)
  • Sep 14 Joan Thirkettle, British journalist, born in Kent, England (d. 1996)
  • Sep 16 Aleksandr V Rutskoi, Ukrainian Hero of USSR/VP (1991- )
  • Sep 16 Michael R McNulty, (Rep-D-NY)
  • Sep 16 Enrique Krauze, Mexican historian and writer
  • Sep 16 Dumisani Kumalo, South African anti-apartheid activist and UN ambassador, born in KwaMbunda, South Africa (d. 2019)
  • Sep 17 Jeff MacNelly, Puliter Prize-winning cartoonist (Shoe)
  • Sep 17 Robert Kidd, marine geoscientist
  • Sep 17 Tessa Jowell, British MP
  • Sep 19 Steve Bartlett, American politician (56th Mayor of Dallas), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 19 Tanith Lee, British sci-fi author (Don't Bite the Sun), born in London
  • Sep 20 Chuck Panozzo [John], rocker (Styx), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Sep 20 Bruce Pasternack, American CEO

Person of interestStephen King

Sep 21 Stephen King, American sci-fi and horror author (Carrie, Shining, Kujo), born in Portland, Maine

Horror Author Stephen King
Horror Author
Stephen King
  • Sep 21 Marsha Norman, American playwright
  • Sep 22 Robert Morace, American writer
  • Sep 22 Norma McCorvey, American abortion activist (Jane Roe in Roe vs Wade) who later became pro-life, born in Simmesport, Louisiana (d. 2017)
  • Sep 27 Jacques Wallage, sociologist/Dutch undersecretary of Education
  • Sep 27 Mary Jo White, American lawyer and Chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Sep 28 Gillian Rose, philosopher/writer
  • Sep 28 Jon Snow, British TV journalist (Channel 4)
  • Sep 28 Bob Carr, Australian politician
  • Sep 28 Sheikh Hasina, Bangladeshi politician, Prime Minister of Bangladesh (2009-), born in Tungipara, East Pakistan
  • Sep 29 R J Evans, FBA, historian
  • Sep 30 Dave Arneson, American game designer

Weddings in History

  • Sep 27 Fantasy and sci-fiction writer Ray Bradbury (27) weds Marguerite McClure (25)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 1 Frederick Russell Burnham, father of the international Scouting movement (b. 1861)
  • Sep 6 Paul Guthnick, German astronomer, dies at 76
  • Sep 20 Fiorello La Guardia, American politician (Mayor-R-NYC, 1933-45), dies at 64
  • Sep 23 Nikola Petkov, leader of Bulgaria Boer party, hanged
  • Sep 26 Hugh Lofting, English writer (Dr Dolittle), dies at 61
  • Sep 28 William B Davidson, dies