Historical Events Happened In 1947
Sunday, 21 December 2014
Jan 01 Benelux agress to work related issues on this day in history.
Jan 01 Britain nationalizes its coal industry on this day in history.
Jan 02 In the year 1947 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 in the year 1947.
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 In the year 1947 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 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.
Jan 06 In the year 1947 ray Lindwall smashes 100 v England in MCG Test
Jan 06 Ray Lindwall smashes 100 vs England in MCG Test in the year 1947.
Jan 07 In the year 1947 aust v Eng at MCG drawn in 6 days, 1st cricket draw in Aust since 1882
Jan 07 Australia vs England at MCG drawn in 6 days, first cricket draw in Australia since 1882 in the year 1947.
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 The birth of David Bowie, English rock singer and film actor on this day in history.
Jan 08 In the year 1947 toronto Maple Leaf rookie Howie Meeker scores 5 goals in a game
Jan 09 On this day in history "Street Scene" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 148 performances
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 In the year 1947 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 in the year 1947.
Jan 13 Veit Valentin, German/US historian (German People), dies at 61 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history vincent Aurial elected President of France
Jan 17 In the year 1947 muiden Neth ammunition factory explodes, 16 die
Jan 17 Muiden Netherlands ammunition factory explodes, 16 die on this day in history.
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 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 Josh Gibson, Negro League slugger, dies of a brain tumor at age 35 in the year 1947.