Historical Events For 1947
Monday, 19 March 2018
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 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 In the year 1947 mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengal
Jan 02 On this day in history mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali
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 on this day in history.
Jan 03 In the year 1947 william Dawson becomes first black to head congressional committee
Jan 04 In the year 1947 "Park Avenue" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 72 performances
Jan 04 Forrest Reid, Irish author/critic (Young Tom, Apostate), dies at 71 in the year 1947.
Jan 06 Ray Lindwall smashes 100 v England in MCG Test on this day in history.
Jan 06 In the year 1947 ray Lindwall smashes 100 vs England in MCG Test
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 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 in the year 1947.
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 In the year 1947 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 British stop ships Independence & In-Gathering from landing in Israel in the year 1947.
Jan 10 Greek steamer "Himara" strikes a wartime mine in Saronic Gulf south of Athens with loss of 392 of 637 aboard in the year 1947.
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 in the year 1947.
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 Vincent Aurial elected President of France on this day in history.
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 On this day in history "Red Mill" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 831 performances
Jan 18 Small river steamer sank on Yangtze River, kills 400 on this day in history.
Jan 19 In the year 1947 sS Himera runs aground at Athens, kills 392
Jan 20 Brigadier General Edwin K Wright, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA in the year 1947.
Jan 20 Josh Gibson, Negro League slugger, dies of a brain tumor at age 35 on this day in history.