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)