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Historical Events In 1947

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Apr 15   On this day in history wolstenholme, rocker, dies  

Apr 16   -17] Explosions & fire on French ship Grandcamp in the year 1947.  

Apr 16   Act of Congress gives Navy Nurse Corps members commissioned rank on this day in history.  

Apr 16   On this day in history hMCS Esquimalt (RCN- minesweeper) torpedoed off Halifax  

Apr 16   In the year 1947 lens to provide zoom effects demonstrated (NYC)  

Apr 16   Massive explosion & fire kills 500 in Texas City, Tx on this day in history.  

Apr 17   Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit in the year 1947.  

Apr 17   Jackie Robinson bunts for his first major league hit in the year 1947.  

Apr 18   On this day in history benny Leonard, lightweight boxing champ (1917-25), dies at 51  

Apr 18   The birth of James Woods, American actor on this day in history.  

Apr 19   Tor Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens 4 games to 2 for Stanley Cup on this day in history.  

Apr 20   Christian X, king of Denmark (1912-47), dies at 76 on this day in history.  

Apr 20   In the year 1947 comedian Fred Allen of " Allení s Alley" fame didní t find things so funny when censors cut him off the air during his radio broadcast.  

Apr 20   Frederik IX becomes king of Denmark on this day in history.  

Apr 22   1st NBA Championship: Phila Warriors beat Chicago Stags, 4 games to 2 in the year 1947.  

Apr 23   In the year 1947 hMS Warspite, to many this was the Royal Navy's most famous battleship. Her survival from her launch on 26th November 1913 to her loss on this date en-route to the breakers has to be at the very least a tribute to her builders for constructing a virtually indestructable ship. She formed part of the 5th Battle Squadron during the First World War. During the Second World War 1939-1946 she took part in the 2nd Battle of Narvik, and the Battle of Calabria in 1940, the battle of Matapan in 1941. This was followed by the bombardment of Normandy where she was damaged by a mine. Previously, in 1943 she was badly damaged by a glider bomb off Salerno. And all this in addition to countless other operations throughout the War. In 1946 she was sold for breaking up on the Clyde but en-route the tow parted and she went ashore in Prussia Cove, Cornwall. She was eventually broken up where she lay.  

Apr 25   In the year 1947 lou Thesz beats Whipper Watson in St Louis, to become wrestling champ  

Apr 26   "Bless the Bride" musical opens in London on this day in history.  

Apr 27   Babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium & through out US on this day in history.  

Apr 27   Babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium & through the US in the year 1947.  

Apr 28   Thor Heyerdahl & "Kon-Tiki" sail from Peru to Polynesia in the year 1947.  

Apr 29   In the year 1947 irving Fisher, US economist, dies at 80  

Apr 30   Boulder Dam renamed in honor of Herbert Hoover in the year 1947.  

May 01   Lieutenant General Hoyt S Vandenberg, USA, ends term as 2nd head of CIA in the year 1947.  

May 01   Radar for commercial &private planes first demonstrated on this day in history.  

May 01   On this day in history rear Admiral Roscoe H Hillenkoetter, USN, becomes 3th director of the CIA  

May 01   In the year 1947 sanner, leader of Norger blood bath, executed  

May 02   Eugene O'Neill's "Moon for the Misbegotten," premieres in NYC in the year 1947.  

May 03   73rd Kentucky Derby: Eric Guerin aboard Jet Pilot wins in 2:06.8 in the year 1947.  

May 03   Japan forms a constitutional democracy on this day in history.  

May 03   The birth of Doug Hemming, American actor on this day in history.  

May 05   Mississippi Valley flooding kills 16 & causes $850 million in damage in the year 1947.  

May 05   In the year 1947 mississippi Valley flooding kills 16 & causes $850M in damage  

May 05   On this day in history pulitzer prize awarded to Robert Penn Warren (All the King's Men)  

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Famous Birthdays In 1947

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Aleksandr Tikhonova, USSR, biathalon relay (Oly-gold-1968, 72, 76, 80) was born in the year 1947.  

Jan 02   Calvin Hill, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Lanny Bassham, US, rifle-3 position (Olympic-gold-1976) was born in the year 1947.  

Jan 02   Jack Hanna, American zoologist was born in the year 1947.  

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   Rick Stein, English chef and television presenter was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1947

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 04   In the year 1947 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   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 in the year 1947.  

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 in the year 1947.  

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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