Historical Events In 1947
Friday, 22 January 2021
Apr 15 Wolstenholme, rocker, dies on this day in history.
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 HMCS Esquimalt (RCN- minesweeper) torpedoed off Halifax in the year 1947.
Apr 16 On this day in history lens to provide zoom effects demonstrated (NYC)
Apr 16 On this day in history massive explosion & fire kills 500 in Texas City, Tx
Apr 17 In the year 1947 jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit
Apr 17 In the year 1947 jackie Robinson bunts for his first major league hit
Apr 18 Benny Leonard, lightweight boxing champ (1917-25), dies at 51 on this day in history.
Apr 18 On this day in history the birth of James Woods, American actor
Apr 19 Tor Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens 4 games to 2 for Stanley Cup in the year 1947.
Apr 20 On this day in history christian X, king of Denmark (1912-47), dies at 76
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 In the year 1947 frederik IX becomes king of Denmark
Apr 22 1st NBA Championship: Phila Warriors beat Chicago Stags, 4 games to 2 in the year 1947.
Apr 23 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 in the year 1947.
Apr 25 In the year 1947 lou Thesz beats Whipper Watson in St Louis, to become wrestling champ
Apr 26 In the year 1947 "Bless the Bride" musical opens in London
Apr 27 On this day in history babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium & through out US
Apr 27 In the year 1947 babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium & through the US
Apr 28 On this day in history thor Heyerdahl & "Kon-Tiki" sail from Peru to Polynesia
Apr 29 In the year 1947 irving Fisher, US economist, dies at 80
Apr 30 Boulder Dam renamed in honor of Herbert Hoover on this day in history.
May 01 In the year 1947 lieutenant General Hoyt S Vandenberg, USA, ends term as 2nd head of CIA
May 01 On this day in history radar for commercial &private planes first demonstrated
May 01 Rear Admiral Roscoe H Hillenkoetter, USN, becomes 3th director of the CIA in the year 1947.
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 on this day in history.
May 03 On this day in history 73rd Kentucky Derby: Eric Guerin aboard Jet Pilot wins in 2:06.8
May 03 Japan forms a constitutional democracy in the year 1947.
May 03 The birth of Doug Hemming, American actor in the year 1947.
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 In the year 1947 pulitzer prize awarded to Robert Penn Warren (All the King's Men)