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Historical Events For 1947

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Jan 01   Benelux agress to work related issues on this day in history.  

Jan 01   Britain nationalizes its coal industry in the year 1947.  

Jan 02   A new specification for aircraft color was issued providing for the use of glossy sea blue on all shipboard and water based aircraft and all helicopters on this day in history.  

Jan 02   On this day in history mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengal  

Jan 02   Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali on this day in history.  

Jan 03   1st opening session of Congress to be televised in the year 1947.  

Jan 03   Congressional proceedings are televised for the first time as viewers in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. witness opening ceremonies of the 80th Congress in the year 1947.  

Jan 03   William Dawson becomes first black to head congressional committee on this day in history.  

Jan 04   "Park Avenue" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 72 performances on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Forrest Reid, Irish author/critic (Young Tom, Apostate), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

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Jan 06   Ray Lindwall smashes 100 v England in MCG Test on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Ray Lindwall smashes 100 vs England in MCG Test in the year 1947.  

Jan 07   On this day in history aust v Eng at MCG drawn in 6 days, 1st cricket draw in Aust since 1882  

Jan 07   In the year 1947 australia vs England at MCG drawn in 6 days, first cricket draw in Australia since 1882  

Jan 08   In the year 1947 gen George Marshall becomes Sect of State  

Jan 08   In the year 1947 general George Marshall becomes Secretary of State  

Jan 08   In the year 1947 the birth of David Bowie, English rock singer and film actor  

Jan 08   Toronto Maple Leaf rookie Howie Meeker scores 5 goals in a game in the year 1947.  

Jan 09   "Street Scene" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 148 performances on this day in history.  

Jan 09   On this day in history karl Mannheim, sociologist (Diagnosis of Our Time), dies at 53  

Jan 10   "Finian's Rainbow" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 725 performances on this day in history.  

Jan 10   On this day in history british stop ships Independence & In-Gathering from landing in Israel  

Jan 10   On this day in history greek steamer "Himara" strikes a wartime mine in Saronic Gulf south of Athens with loss of 392 of 637 aboard  

Jan 12   On this day in history jonas Cohn, German/English philosopher (Wertwissenschaft), dies at 77  

Jan 13   Veit Valentin, German/US historian (German People), dies at 61 in the year 1947.  

Jan 15   In the year 1947 the brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short ("The Black Dahlia") is found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California.  

Jan 16   Vincent Aurial elected President of France in the year 1947.  

Jan 17   On this day in history muiden Neth ammunition factory explodes, 16 die  

Jan 17   Muiden Netherlands ammunition factory explodes, 16 die in the year 1947.  

Jan 18   "Red Mill" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 831 performances on this day in history.  

Jan 18   Small river steamer sank on Yangtze River, kills 400 in the year 1947.  

Jan 19   SS Himera runs aground at Athens, kills 392 on this day in history.  

Jan 20   In the year 1947 brigadier General Edwin K Wright, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA  

Jan 20   In the year 1947 josh Gibson, Negro League slugger, dies of a brain tumor at age 35  

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Famous Birthdays In 1947

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Aleksandr Tikhonova, USSR, biathalon relay (Oly-gold-1968, 72, 76, 80) was born in the year 1947.  

Jan 02   In the year 1947 birth of calvin Hill, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)  

Jan 02   Lanny Bassham, US, rifle-3 position (Olympic-gold-1976) was born in the year 1947.  

Jan 02   Jack Hanna, American zoologist was born in the year 1947.  

Jan 03   Sergey Filipovich Protchenko, Russian cosmonaut was born in the year 1947.  

Jan 04   J Danforth Quayle, (Sen-R-Ind, 44th VP 1989-93)/rich draft dodger was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   Chris Cutler, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, Art Bears) was born in the year 1947.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of rick Stein, English chef and television presenter  

Famous Deaths In 1947

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 04   Forrest Reid, Irish author/critic (Young Tom, Apostate), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Karl Mannheim, sociologist (Diagnosis of Our Time), dies at 53 in the year 1947.  

Jan 11   Eva Tanguay, Canadian-born singer and entertainer (b. 1879) died in the year 1947.  

Jan 12   Jonas Cohn, German/English philosopher (Wertwissenschaft), dies at 77 on this day in history.  

Jan 13   In the year 1947 veit Valentin, German/US historian (German People), dies at 61  

Jan 15   Elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia (b. 1924) died on this day in history.  

Jan 17   Pyotr Krasnov, Russian counter-revolutionary (b. 1869) died on this day in history.  

Jan 20   Josh Gibson, Negro League slugger, dies of a brain tumor at age 35 in the year 1947.  

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