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Historical Events Happened In 1947

Friday, 25 April 2014

Jan 01   On this day in history benelux agress to work related issues  

Jan 01   Britain nationalizes its coal industry on this day in history.  

Jan 02   On this day in history 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  

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

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

Jan 03   On this day in history 1st opening session of Congress to be televised  

Jan 03   On this day in history 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.  

Jan 03   On this day in history william Dawson becomes first black to head congressional committee  

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.  

Jan 06   On this day in history ray Lindwall smashes 100 v England in MCG Test  

Jan 06   On this day in history ray Lindwall smashes 100 vs England in MCG Test  

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

Jan 07   Australia vs England at MCG drawn in 6 days, first cricket draw in Australia since 1882 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   On this day in history gen George Marshall becomes Sect of State  

Jan 08   General George Marshall becomes Secretary of State on this day in history.  

Jan 08   The birth of David Bowie, English rock singer and film actor on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Toronto Maple Leaf rookie Howie Meeker scores 5 goals in a game on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history "Finian's Rainbow" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 725 performances  

Jan 10   British stop ships Independence & In-Gathering from landing in Israel on this day in history.  

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

Jan 13   On this day in history veit Valentin, German/US historian (German People), dies at 61  

Jan 15   The brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short ("The Black Dahlia") is found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California on this day in history.  

Jan 16   On this day in history vincent Aurial elected President of France  

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

Jan 17   Muiden Netherlands ammunition factory explodes, 16 die on this day in history.  

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

Jan 18   On this day in history small river steamer sank on Yangtze River, kills 400  

Jan 19   On this day in history sS Himera runs aground at Athens, kills 392  

Jan 20   On this day in history brigadier General Edwin K Wright, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA  

Jan 20   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of aleksandr Tikhonova, USSR, biathalon relay (Oly-gold-1968, 72, 76, 80)  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of calvin Hill, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of lanny Bassham, US, rifle-3 position (Olympic-gold-1976)  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of jack Hanna, American zoologist  

Jan 03   Sergey Filipovich Protchenko, Russian cosmonaut was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of j Danforth Quayle, (Sen-R-Ind, 44th VP 1989-93)/rich draft dodger  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of chris Cutler, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, Art Bears)  

Jan 04   Rick Stein, English chef and television presenter was born on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 11   Eva Tanguay, Canadian-born singer and entertainer (b. 1879) died on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 15   On this day in history death of elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia (b. 1924)  

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 on this day in history.