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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)  

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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 on this day in history.  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of calvin Hill, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of lanny Bassham, US, rifle-3 position (Olympic-gold-1976)  

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

Jan 03   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of chris Cutler, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, Art Bears)  

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   Forrest Reid, Irish author/critic (Young Tom, Apostate), dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Karl Mannheim, sociologist (Diagnosis of Our Time), dies at 53 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1947.  

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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