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Historical Events In 1947

Friday, 14 May 2021

Jan 21   "Sweethearts" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 288 performances on this day in history.  

Jan 22   In the year 1947 1st commercial TV station west of Mississippi opens, Hollywood CA  

Jan 22   Hollywood station KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

Jan 23   Pierre Bonnard, French painter/illustrator, dies at 79 in the year 1947.  

Jan 24   On this day in history felix Timmermans, writer/painter (Gift from St Nicholas), dies at 60  

Jan 24   NFL adds 5th official (back judge) & allows sudden death in playoffs in the year 1947.  

Jan 25   On this day in history al Capone, Chicago gangster, dies of syphilis at 48  

Jan 25   On this day in history mobster Al Capone dies at age 48.  

Jan 26   Grace Moore, US soprano/actress (1 Night of Life), dies at 45 on this day in history.  

Jan 26   In the year 1947 kLM Dakota crashes near Copenhagen, 22 die  

Jan 28   "Bay Psalm" book auctioned for a record $151,000 on this day in history.  

Jan 28   Reynaldo Hahn, composer, dies at 72 in the year 1947.  

Jan 29   In the year 1947 arthur Miller's "All My Sons," premieres in NYC  

Jan 29   Fred Barratt, cricket (5 wkts at 47 in 5 Tests for Eng 1929-30), dies on this day in history.  

Jan 30   Frederick F Blackman, English botanist, dies at 80 in the year 1947.  

Jan 31   On this day in history whitehorse, Yukon Territory temperature of -52 C (62 degrees below zero Fahrenheit) recorded; record low for all of Canada  

Feb 01   In the year 1947 aleide de Gasperi forms Italian government of Christian-democrats & communists  

Feb 01   Dmitri Shostakovitch named professor at conservatory of Leningrad on this day in history.  

Feb 01   NV United Dutch Fokker's Aircraft established on this day in history.  

Feb 03   -81F (-63C), Snag Yukon (North American record) in the year 1947.  

Feb 03   On this day in history -81F (-63C), Snag Yukon (North American record)  

Feb 03   Anna Bahr-von Mildenburg, Austrian soprano/director, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

Feb 03   Bradman bowled by Alec Bedser for a duck in 4th Test Cricket on this day in history.  

Feb 04   On this day in history the birth of Dan Quayle, Former American Vice-President  

Feb 04   The birth of Dan Quayle, Former American Vice-President2006 The Wowowee stampede occurred at the PhilSports Arena. 61 killed on this day in history.  

Feb 05   Bolewet Beirut becomes President of Poland in the year 1947.  

Feb 05   Ganzefles, Dutch nazi spy/Jews hunter, executed in the year 1947.  

Feb 06   Albert JM Bakker, Dutch actor (Teun the night watch), dies at 82 in the year 1947.  

Feb 06   In the year 1947 compton & Arthur Morris both complete dual tons in same Test Cricket  

Feb 07   In the year 1947 arabs & Jews reject British proposal to split Palestine  

Feb 08   Ernest Samuel Williams, composer, dies at 65 in the year 1947.  

Feb 08   On this day in history jan van der Hoorn wins 8th Dutch 11-cities skating race (10:51)  

Feb 09   Bank robber Willie Sutton escapes jail in Phila on this day in history.  

Feb 09   Bank robber Willie Sutton escapes jail in Philadelphia PA on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1947

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1947 birth of aleksandr Tikhonova, USSR, biathalon relay (Oly-gold-1968, 72, 76, 80)  

Jan 02   Calvin Hill, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys) was born in the year 1947.  

Jan 02   In the year 1947 birth of lanny Bassham, US, rifle-3 position (Olympic-gold-1976)  

Jan 02   In the year 1947 birth of jack Hanna, American zoologist  

Jan 03   In the year 1947 birth of sergey Filipovich Protchenko, Russian cosmonaut  

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

Jan 04   In the year 1947 birth of chris Cutler, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, Art Bears)  

Jan 04   In the year 1947 birth of rick Stein, English chef and television presenter  

Famous Deaths In 1947

Famous People Died In This Year In History

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

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   In the year 1947 jonas Cohn, German/English philosopher (Wertwissenschaft), dies at 77  

Jan 13   On this day in history 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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