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Historical Events In 1947

Wednesday, 19 January 2022

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

Apr 16   On this day in history -17] Explosions & fire on French ship Grandcamp  

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 on this day in history.  

Apr 16   On this day in history lens to provide zoom effects demonstrated (NYC)  

Apr 16   Massive explosion & fire kills 500 in Texas City, Tx in the year 1947.  

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

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 in the year 1947.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Apr 20   Frederik IX becomes king of Denmark in the year 1947.  

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

Apr 23   On this day in history 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   Lou Thesz beats Whipper Watson in St Louis, to become wrestling champ on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Apr 28   Thor Heyerdahl & "Kon-Tiki" sail from Peru to Polynesia on this day in history.  

Apr 29   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

May 01   Radar for commercial &private planes first demonstrated in the year 1947.  

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 in the year 1947.  

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

May 03   In the year 1947 japan forms a constitutional democracy  

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

May 05   On this day in history mississippi Valley flooding kills 16 & causes $850 million in damage  

May 05   On this day in history mississippi Valley flooding kills 16 & causes $850M in damage  

May 05   Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert Penn Warren (All the King's Men) in the year 1947.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1947

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of aleksandr Tikhonova, USSR, biathalon relay (Oly-gold-1968, 72, 76, 80)  

Jan 02   Calvin Hill, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys) was born in the year 1947.  

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   Sergey Filipovich Protchenko, Russian cosmonaut was born on this day in history.  

Jan 04   In the year 1947 birth of j Danforth Quayle, (Sen-R-Ind, 44th VP 1989-93)/rich draft dodger  

Jan 04   On this day in history birth of chris Cutler, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, Art Bears)  

Jan 04   In the year 1947 birth of rick Stein, English chef and television presenter  

Famous Deaths In 1947

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 04   On this day in history forrest Reid, Irish author/critic (Young Tom, Apostate), dies at 71  

Jan 09   On this day in history 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   In the year 1947 jonas Cohn, German/English philosopher (Wertwissenschaft), dies at 77  

Jan 13   Veit Valentin, German/US historian (German People), dies at 61 on this day in history.  

Jan 15   On this day in history death of elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia (b. 1924)  

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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