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Historical Events In 1947

Monday, 28 September 2020

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

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

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   Felix Timmermans, writer/painter (Gift from St Nicholas), dies at 60 on this day in history.  

Jan 24   NFL adds 5th official (back judge) & allows sudden death in playoffs on this day in history.  

Jan 25   Al Capone, Chicago gangster, dies of syphilis at 48 on this day in history.  

Jan 25   In the year 1947 mobster Al Capone dies at age 48.  

Jan 26   In the year 1947 grace Moore, US soprano/actress (1 Night of Life), dies at 45  

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   In the year 1947 reynaldo Hahn, composer, dies at 72  

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

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

Jan 30   In the year 1947 frederick F Blackman, English botanist, dies at 80  

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

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

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

Feb 04   In the year 1947 the birth of Dan Quayle, Former American Vice-President2006 The Wowowee stampede occurred at the PhilSports Arena. 61 killed.  

Feb 05   On this day in history bolewet Beirut becomes President of Poland  

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   On this day in history compton & Arthur Morris both complete dual tons in same Test Cricket  

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

Feb 08   On this day in history ernest Samuel Williams, composer, dies at 65  

Feb 08   In the year 1947 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 in the year 1947.  

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

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

Jan 02   Jack Hanna, American zoologist was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   Sergey Filipovich Protchenko, Russian cosmonaut was born in the year 1947.  

Jan 04   On this day in history 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   Rick Stein, English chef and television presenter was born in the year 1947.  

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 in the year 1947.  

Jan 09   In the year 1947 karl Mannheim, sociologist (Diagnosis of Our Time), dies at 53  

Jan 11   Eva Tanguay, Canadian-born singer and entertainer (b. 1879) died in the year 1947.  

Jan 12   On this day in history jonas Cohn, German/English philosopher (Wertwissenschaft), dies at 77  

Jan 13   In the year 1947 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 in the year 1947.  

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

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