1947 in History (Part 3)

Events in History

Events 201 - 248 of 248

  • Oct 11 Brazil & Chile break diplomatic relations with USSR
  • Oct 13 "Kukla, Fran & Ollie" premieres
  • Oct 14 Chuck Yeager in Bell XS-1 makes 1st supersonic flight (Mach 1.015)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 14 Dutch Queen Wilhelmina gives golden award to general Eisenhower

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Oct 19 De Gaulles RPF wins French municipal elections
  • Oct 20 Robinson Jeffer's "Medea" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 21 Dutch Dakota explodes near Coopenhagen, 16 die
  • Oct 23 NAACP petition on racism "An Appeal to the World" presented to UN
  • Oct 23 Husband & wife Dr Carl Cori & Dr Gerty Cori are 1st spouses to be awarded joint Nobel Prizes
  • Oct 24 Series of forest fires burn over $30 million of timber across the New England States
  • Oct 25 Sam Breadon sells Cards to Robert Hannegan & Fred Saigh for $4M
  • Oct 26 Maharajah of Jammu & Kashmir accedes to India
  • Oct 26 The British military occupation ends in Iraq.
  • Oct 29 Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands form Benelux Union
  • Oct 29 Trial of art forger Han van Meegeren begins in Amsterdam
  • Oct 30 23 countries sign GATT agreement in Geneva

  • Nov 1 First Aloha Week Parade held in Hawaii
  • Nov 1 UN trusteeship for Nauru granted to Australia, NZ & UK

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 2 Howard Hughes flies "Spruce Goose", a huge wooden airplane for the first and last time

Aviator and Businessman Howard Hughes
Aviator and Businessman
Howard Hughes
  • Nov 12 Schilderijenvervalser Han of Meegeren to 1 years jail sentenced
  • Nov 16 15,000 demonstrate in Brussels against mild sentence of nazis
  • Nov 19 200" mirror arrives at Mt Palomar
  • Nov 20 1st permanent TV installed on seagoing vessel (New Jersey)
  • Nov 20 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Mediator Dei
  • Nov 20 UN General assembly begins debate on printing their own stamps
  • Nov 23 French government of Schumann forms

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Nov 24 John Steinbeck's novel "Pearl" published

  • Nov 25 New Zealand accedes to Statute of Westminster, becomes a dominion
  • Nov 29 UN Gen Assembly partitions Palestine between Arabs & Jews
  • Nov 30 Day after UN decree for Israel, Jewish settlements attacked

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 3 Tennessee Williams' "Streetcar Named Desire" premieres in NYC

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams
  • Dec 4 USSR joins International Amateur Athletic Union
  • Dec 6 The Everglades National Park in Florida is dedicated.
  • Dec 10 USSR & Czechoslovakia sign trade agreement
  • Dec 12 United Mine Workers union withdrew from AFL
  • Dec 13 Maine Turnpike opens to traffic
  • Dec 17 NY struck by a blizzard, resulting with 27" of snow

InventionHistoric Invention

Dec 17 British industrial company BTH receives a patent for holography, invented by Dennis Gabor in their development lab

Physicist and Electrical Engineer Dennis Gabor
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
Dennis Gabor
  • Dec 18 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Optissima Pax
  • Dec 22 Italian constituent assembly adopts new constitution

InventionHistoric Invention

Dec 23 Transistor invented by John Bardeen, Walter H. Brattain and William Shockley in Bell Labs

Physicist and Electrical Engineer John Bardeen
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
John Bardeen
Physicist William Shockley
Physicist
William Shockley
Physicist Walter Houser Brattain
Physicist
Walter Houser Brattain

  • Dec 25 Taiwan passes Human Rights laws (Day of Earth Law)
  • Dec 25 Constitution of the Republic of China comes into effect
  • Dec 26 British transfer Heard & McDonald Islands (Indian Ocean) to Australia
  • Dec 26 Heavy snow blankets Northeast, buries NYC under 25.8" of snow in 16 hrs That same day, LA set a record high of 84°F
  • Dec 29 Ship carrying Jewish immigrants driven away from Palestine
  • Dec 30 King Michael of Romania, forced by Communists abdicates his throne, sending him into exlie
  • Dec 30 Romanian republic proclaimed

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 362

  • Jun 28 Patrick Kincaid, who wrote the TODAY program; send him a card
  • Jun 30 Yuri Petrovich Sheffer, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jul 2 Luci Baines Johnson Nugent Turpin, daughter of President LBJ
  • Jul 7 Felix Standaert, Belgian diplomat
  • Jul 7 Howard Rheingold, American author
  • Jul 7 Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, King of Nepal
  • Jul 8 Luis Fernando Figari, Peruvian founder of Sodalitium Christianae Vitae
  • Jul 8 Jenny Diski, English writer (Stranger on a Train), born in London (d. 2016)
  • Jul 10 John Trevor Key, British photographer (d. 1995)
  • Jul 11 Bo Lundgren, Swedish politician
  • Jul 12 Richard C. McCarty, American professor of psychology, born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Jul 14 Claudia Kennedy, U.S. Army officer
  • Jul 16 Roelof Petrus Meyer, South African under minister of Law & Order etc, born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Jul 16 Alexis Herman, American politician (23rd U.S. Secretary of Labor), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • Jul 16 Assata Shakur, American activist Black Liberation Army) and wanted by FBI, born in Queens, New York

Person of interestCamilla Parker Bowles

Jul 17 Camilla Parker Bowles (Duchess of Cornwall), wife of Prince Charles, born in London, England

Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles
Duchess of Cornwall
Camilla Parker Bowles
  • Jul 18 Steven W. Mahoney, Canadian politician
  • Jul 20 Gerd Binnig, Frankfurt, physicist (tunneling microscope-Nobel 1986)
  • Jul 21 John J Duncan Jr, (Rep-R-Tennessee)
  • Jul 22 Curt Weldon, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)
  • Jul 22 Gilles Duceppe, Canadian politician
  • Jul 23 Spencer Christian, American TV weatherman (Good Morning America), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • Jul 24 Michael Coveney, drama critic
  • Jul 24 Neil McIntosh, CEO (VSO, Center for British Teaching)
  • Jul 26 Pauline Clare, Britain's first female Chief Constable (Lancashire)
  • Jul 27 Wayne Dowdy, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Mississippi), born in Fitzgerald, Georgia
  • Jul 28 Alexei Sergeyevich Borodai, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • Jul 30 Jonathan Mann, American physician and AIDS activist, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1998)
  • Jul 31 Dennis Greenslade, rocker
  • Jul 31 Ian Beck, British children's illustrator and author, who illustrated Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" album cover, born in Brighton, East Sussex
  • Aug 1 Dennis Zine, American politician (Member of the Los Angeles City Council from the 3rd district), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 5 Greg Leskiw, Canadian rocker (The Guess Who), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Aug 7 Ann Beattie, American novelist and short story writer (Chilly Scenes of Winter), born in Washington D.C.
  • Aug 7 Mosibudi Mangena, South African black leader (On Your Own)
  • Aug 10 Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysian politician, founder of the People's Justice Party, born in Bukit Mertajam, Malaya
  • Aug 11 Georgios Karatzaferis, Greek politician
  • Aug 13 Margareta Winberg, Swedish politician

Person of interestDanielle Steel

Aug 14 Danielle Steel, author (Rememberance, Zoya, Star, Daddy), born in NYC, New York

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel
  • Aug 14 George Newsome, rocker
  • Aug 15 Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter Jr, Macon Ga, USN/astro (STS 33)
  • Aug 16 Carol Moseley-Braun, (Sen-D Illinois)
  • Aug 17 Francine Hughes Wilson, American domestic abuse victim "The Burning Bed" who changed pubic perceptions, born in Stockbridge, Michigan (d. 2017)
  • Aug 20 James Pankow, rocker (Chicago), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 22 Bud Cramer, American politician (Rep-D-Alabama), born in Huntsville, Alabama
  • Aug 24 Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author
  • Aug 24 Vladimir Masorin, Russian admiral
  • Aug 27 Jacques Arnold, MP (Conservative)
  • Aug 28 Shoto Tanemura, Japanese martial artist, born in Matsubushi, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
  • Aug 29 Temple Grandin, American animal welfare and autism expert, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 30 Allan Rock, Canadian politician and diplomat, born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Aug 31 Luca di Montezemolo, Italian businessman
  • Aug 31 Yumiko Ōshima, Japanese manga artist
  • 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 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
  • Sep 29 R J Evans, FBA, historian
  • Sep 30 Dave Arneson, American game designer
  • Oct 1 Martin Turner, rocker (Wishbone)
  • Oct 1 Aaron Ciechanover, Israeli biologist
  • Oct 1 Adriano Tilgher, Italian politician
  • Oct 3 7th earl of Bradford, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
  • Oct 3 Fred DeLuca, American co-founder of the Subway chain, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • Oct 4 James Fielder, rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in Denton, Texas
  • Oct 4 Ann Widdecombe, British politician
  • Oct 6 Aleksandr Stepanovich Andryushkov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • Oct 8 Yelena Ivanovna Dobrokvashina, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-15a), born in Moscow
  • Oct 9 William E. McAnulty, Jr., American lawyer (1st African American justice on the Kentucky Supreme Court), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2007)
  • Oct 11 Lucas Papademos, Greek economist and Prime Minister of Greece (2011-12), born in Athens, Greece
  • Oct 14 Lukas Resetarits, Austrian cabaret artist, born in Stinatz, Austria
  • Oct 16 David Zucker, director (Airplane, Naked Gun, Top Secret), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Oct 17 Charles A Ingene, macromarketing researcher
  • Oct 17 Gene Green, (Rep-D-Texas)
  • Oct 17 Lesley Sunderland, decorative artist
  • Oct 18 Luc Journet, Belgian physician (Order of Zonnetempel)
  • Oct 18 Job Cohen, Dutch politician, Mayor of Amsterdam

Weddings in History


Deaths in History