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Historical Events In 1947

Thursday, 05 August 2021

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

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

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

Jan 23   In the year 1947 pierre Bonnard, French painter/illustrator, dies at 79  

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

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

Jan 25   Al Capone, Chicago gangster, dies of syphilis at 48 in the year 1947.  

Jan 25   In the year 1947 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 on this day in history.  

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

Jan 29   In the year 1947 fred Barratt, cricket (5 wkts at 47 in 5 Tests for Eng 1929-30), dies  

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

Jan 31   Whitehorse, Yukon Territory temperature of -52 C (62 degrees below zero Fahrenheit) recorded; record low for all of Canada in the year 1947.  

Feb 01   On this day in history aleide de Gasperi forms Italian government of Christian-democrats & communists  

Feb 01   Dmitri Shostakovitch named professor at conservatory of Leningrad in the year 1947.  

Feb 01   On this day in history nV United Dutch Fokker's Aircraft established  

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

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

Feb 03   On this day in history anna Bahr-von Mildenburg, Austrian soprano/director, dies at 74  

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

Feb 04   The birth of Dan Quayle, Former American Vice-President on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Feb 06   In the year 1947 albert JM Bakker, Dutch actor (Teun the night watch), dies at 82  

Feb 06   Compton & Arthur Morris both complete dual tons in same Test Cricket on this day in history.  

Feb 07   Arabs & Jews reject British proposal to split Palestine in the year 1947.  

Feb 08   In the year 1947 ernest Samuel Williams, composer, dies at 65  

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   On this day in history bank robber Willie Sutton escapes jail in Philadelphia PA  

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

Jan 02   Lanny Bassham, US, rifle-3 position (Olympic-gold-1976) was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of sergey Filipovich Protchenko, Russian cosmonaut  

Jan 04   In the year 1947 birth of j Danforth Quayle, (Sen-R-Ind, 44th VP 1989-93)/rich draft dodger  

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

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   In the year 1947 karl Mannheim, sociologist (Diagnosis of Our Time), dies at 53  

Jan 11   In the year 1947 death of eva Tanguay, Canadian-born singer and entertainer (b. 1879)  

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

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

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

Jan 17   On this day in history death of pyotr Krasnov, Russian counter-revolutionary (b. 1869)  

Jan 20   Josh Gibson, Negro League slugger, dies of a brain tumor at age 35 on this day in history.  

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