Historical Events In 1947
Wednesday, 01 April 2020
Apr 16 -17] Explosions & fire on French ship Grandcamp on this day in history.
Apr 16 In the year 1947 act of Congress gives Navy Nurse Corps members commissioned rank
Apr 16 HMCS Esquimalt (RCN- minesweeper) torpedoed off Halifax in the year 1947.
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 On this day in history jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit
Apr 17 Jackie Robinson bunts for his first major league hit in the year 1947.
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 in the year 1947.
Apr 19 On this day in history tor Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens 4 games to 2 for Stanley Cup
Apr 20 Christian X, king of Denmark (1912-47), dies at 76 on this day in history.
Apr 20 Comedian Fred Allen of " Allen’ s Alley" fame didn’ t find things so funny when censors cut him off the air during his radio broadcast in the year 1947.
Apr 20 On this day in history 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 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 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 in the year 1947.
Apr 27 Babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium & through out US in the year 1947.
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 on this day in history.
Apr 29 On this day in history irving Fisher, US economist, dies at 80
Apr 30 On this day in history boulder Dam renamed in honor of Herbert Hoover
May 01 Lieutenant General Hoyt S Vandenberg, USA, ends term as 2nd head of CIA in the year 1947.
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 on this day in history.
May 01 In the year 1947 sanner, leader of Norger blood bath, executed
May 02 In the year 1947 eugene O'Neill's "Moon for the Misbegotten," premieres in NYC
May 03 73rd Kentucky Derby: Eric Guerin aboard Jet Pilot wins in 2:06.8 on this day in history.
May 03 Japan forms a constitutional democracy on this day in history.
May 03 On this day in history the birth of Doug Hemming, American actor
May 05 On this day in history mississippi Valley flooding kills 16 & causes $850 million in damage
May 05 Mississippi Valley flooding kills 16 & causes $850M in damage in the year 1947.
May 05 In the year 1947 pulitzer prize awarded to Robert Penn Warren (All the King's Men)
May 07 "Kraft Television Theater" premieres on NBC in the year 1947.