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Notable Historical Events - 1947

1947John Steinbeck's novel "Pearl" published

1947Arthur Miller's "All My Sons," premieres in NYC

1947After scoring 45 goals during the regular season, Maurice Richard is named MVP.

1947Jackie Robinson swipes home for 1st of 19 times in his career

1947Heavyweight Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello

1947"You Bet Your Life" with Groucho Marx premieres on ABC radio

1947The brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short ("The Black Dahlia") is found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California.

1947A movement among Card players to protest its 1st meeting with Jackie Robinson & the Dodgers is aborted by a talk from owner Sam Breadon

1947Bradman scores his 99th 1st-class cricket century, 100 SA v Victoria

1947Detroit Tigers sell Hank Greenberg to Pirates (for $25-35,000)

1947Jackie Robinson is named 1947 "Rookie of Year"

1947Bank robber Willie Sutton escapes jail in Philadelphia

1947General MacArthur approves Japanese constitution

1947Washington Redskin Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs Chi Cards (45-21)

1947Babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium & through out US

1947John D. Rockefeller Jr donates NYC East River site to the UN

1947Bradman scores his 100th 100, 172 v Indians at the SCG

19471st Presidential address televised from White House- Harry Truman

1947Joe DiMaggio wins his 3rd MVP, beating Ted Williams by 1 vote

1947Sec of State George Marshall outlines "Marshall Plan"

1947Spain votes for Franco monarchy

1947Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali

1947Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit

1947Pres Harry Truman signs Executive Order 9835 requiring all federal employees to have allegiance to the United States

1947Elizabeth "Betty" Short, the black dahlia, is last seen alive.

1947Don Bradman scores 185 in the 1st Cricket Test v India at the Gabba

1947Yankee Yogi Berra becomes 1st to pinch hit a World Series homer

1947Jackie Robinson becomes 1st African-American to play in US major league baseball (Dodgers)

1947Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News

1947Tennessee Williams' "Streetcar Named Desire" premieres in NYC

1947US President Truman's veto of Taft-Hartley Act overridden by Congress

19471st version of Anne Frank's diary "Het Achterhuis" published in The Netherlands

1947Gen George Marshall becomes US Secretary of State

1947Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1947Baseball suspends Bkln Dodger Leo Durocher for 1 year

1947Bradman scores 156 for SA v the Indians, 152 mins, 22 fours

1947Pres Harry Truman introduces Truman-doctrine to fight communism

1947Emilio G. Segrè and Carlo Perrier announce technetium, a previously unknown element and the first artificially synthesized chemical element

1947Billie Holiday is arrested in her New York apartment for possession of narcotics

1947Bradman bowled by Alec Bedser for a duck in 4th Test Cricket

1947 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Benelux agress to work related issues 
Jan 1
Britain nationalizes its coal industry 
Jan 1
WTTG TV channel 5 in Washington, DC (MET) begins broadcasting 
Jan 2
Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali 
Jan 3
1st opening session of Congress to be televised 
Jan 3
William Dawson becomes 1st black to head congressional committee 
Jan 4
"Park Avenue" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 72 performances 
Jan 4
"Show Boat" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 417 performances 
Jan 4
Emilio G. Segrè and Carlo Perrier announce technetium, a previously unknown element and the first artificially synthesized chemical element 
Jan 6
Ray Lindwall smashes 100 v England in MCG Test 
Jan 7
Aust v Eng at MCG drawn in 6 days, 1st cricket draw in Aust since 1882 
Jan 8
Gen George Marshall becomes US Secretary of State 
Jan 8
Toronto Maple Leaf rookie Howie Meeker scores 5 goals in a game 
Jan 9
"Street Scene" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 148 performances 
Jan 9
Roger Sessions' 2nd Symphony, premieres in SF 
Jan 9
Elizabeth "Betty" Short, the black dahlia, is last seen alive. 
Jan 10
"Finian's Rainbow" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 725 performances 
Jan 10
British stop ships Independence & In-Gathering from landing in Israel 
Jan 10
Greek steamer "Himara" strikes a wartime mine in Saronic Gulf south of Athens with loss of 392 of 637 aboard 
Jan 15
The brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short ("The Black Dahlia") is found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California. 
Jan 16
Vincent Aurial elected president of France 
Jan 17
Muiden Neth ammunition factory explodes, 16 die 
Jan 18
"Red Mill" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 831 performances 
Jan 18
Detroit Tigers sell Hank Greenberg to Pirates (for $25-35,000) 
Jan 18
Small river steamer sank on Yangtze River, kills 400 
Jan 19
SS Himera runs aground at Athens, kills 392 
Jan 20
Brigadier General Edwin K Wright, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA 
Jan 21
"Sweethearts" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 288 performances 
Jan 21
Arthur Honegger's 4th Symphony premieres in Basel 
Jan 22
1st commercial TV station west of Mississippi opens, Hollywood CA 
Jan 22
KTLA TV channel 5 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting 
Jan 24
NFL adds 5th official (back judge) & allows sudden death in playoffs 
Jan 26
KLM Dakota crashes near Copenhagen, 22 die 
Jan 28
"Bay Psalm" book auctioned for a record $151,000 
Jan 29
Arthur Miller's "All My Sons," premieres in NYC 
Feb 1
Aleide de Gasperi forms Italian government of christian-dems & communists 
Feb 1
Dmitri Shostakovitch named professor at conservatory of Leningrad 
Feb 1
NV United Dutch Fokker's Aircraft established 
Feb 3
-81°F (-63°C), Snag Yukon (North American record) 
Feb 3
1st black reporter in Congressional press gallery (Percival Prattis) 
Feb 3
Bradman bowled by Alec Bedser for a duck in 4th Test Cricket 
Feb 5
Bolewet Beirut becomes president of Poland 
Feb 6
Compton & Arthur Morris both complete dual tons in same Test Cricket 
Feb 7
Arabs & Jews reject British proposal to split Palestine 
Feb 8
Jan van der Hoorn wins 8th Dutch 11-cities skating race (10:51) 
Feb 8
KSD (now KSDK) TV channel 5 in St Louis, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Feb 9
Bank robber Willie Sutton escapes jail in Philadelphia 
Feb 10
Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia 
Feb 10
Netherlands Radio Union forms 
Feb 10
Province of Petsamo returned to Soviet Union by Finland 
Feb 10
WW II peace treaties signed 
Feb 12
Daytime fireball & meteorite fall seen in eastern Siberia 
Feb 12
Record 100.5-kg sailfish caught, C W Stewart, Galapagos Islands 
Feb 15
"Toplitzky of Notre Dame" closes at Century Theater NYC after 60 perfs 
Feb 16
Morton Gould's 3rd Symphony, premieres 
Feb 17
Dutch RC bishops publish manifest against "godless communism" 
Feb 17
Voice of America begins broadcasting to USSR 
Feb 18
24 die in a train crash in Gallitzin Pa 
Feb 18
Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Telephone," premieres in NYC 
Feb 19
CBS radio premiere of Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasilieras No 3" 
Feb 20
Chemical mixing error causes explosion that destroys 42 blocks in LA 
Feb 20
Earl Mountbatten of Burma appointed as last viceroy of India 
Feb 20
State of Prussia ceases to exist. 
Feb 21
1st broadcast of 1st US TV soap opera "A Woman to Remember" 
Feb 21
1st instant developing camera demonstrated in NYC, by E H Land 
Feb 21
Whipper Billy Watson beats Bill Longson, to become wrestling champ 
Feb 23
Gen Eisenhower opens drive to raise $170M in aid for European Jews 
Feb 27
Paul-Emile Victor French polar expeditions organized 
Feb 28
Anti Kuomintang demonstration on Taiwan 
Feb 28
228 Incident: In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with the loss of 30,000 civilian lives. 
Mar 1
International Monetary Fund begins operation 
Mar 4
WWJ (now WDIV) TV channel 4 in Detroit, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Mar 6
XB-45, 1st US 4-engine jet bomber, makes 1st test flight, Muroc, CA 
Mar 7
The Kuomintang and Communist Party of China resume full-fledged Civil War. 
Mar 9
US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill 
Mar 9
US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button 
Mar 12
"Chocolate Soldier" opens at Century Theater NYC for 69 performances 
Mar 12
Belgian government of Huysmans resigns 
Mar 12
Pres Harry Truman introduces Truman-doctrine to fight communism 
Mar 13
"Brigadoon" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 581 performances 
Mar 13
19th Academy Awards - "Best Years of Lives", De Havilland, March win 
Mar 15
John Lee appointed 1st black commissioned officer in US Navy 
Mar 16
Convair Liner, 1st US twin-engine pressurized airplane, tested 
Mar 19
Belgian government of Spaak forms 
Mar 19
Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek conquers Jenan 
Mar 20
180 tonne blue whale (record) caught in South Atlantic 
Mar 21
Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fulgens radiatur 
Mar 21
Pres Harry Truman signs Executive Order 9835 requiring all federal employees to have allegiance to the United States 
Mar 21
Test Cricket debut of Bert Sutcliffe, NZ v England at Christchurch 
Mar 22
President Harry Truman signs executive order calling for loyalty 
Mar 24
Congress proposes 2-term limitation on the presidency 
Mar 24
John D. Rockefeller Jr donates NYC East River site to the UN 
Mar 25
9th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Holy Cross beats Oklahoma 58-47 
Mar 25
Agreement of Linggadjati ratified in Batavia 
Mar 25
Coal mine explosion in Centralia, Ill, claims 111 
Mar 25
Last day of Test cricket for Walter Hammond (v NZ, Christchurch) 
Mar 29
"Beggar's Holiday" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 111 perfs 
Apr 1
1st Jewish immigrants to Israel disembark at Port of Eilat 
Apr 2
Carlo Terron's "Il diamente del profeta" premieres in Rome 
Apr 3
"Barefoot Boy with Cheek" opens at Martin Beck NYC for 108 perfs 
Apr 4
Convention on International Civil Aviation goes into effect 
Apr 4
Largest group of sunspots on record 
Apr 4
UN's International Civil Aviation Organization forms 
Apr 6
11th Golf Masters Championship: Jimmy Demaret wins, shooting a 281 
Apr 6
1st Tony Awards: Arthur Miller, David Wayne & Patricia Neal win for theatrical achievements 
Apr 8
Largest recorded sunspot (7,000) observed 
Apr 9
Atomic Energy Commission confirmed 
Apr 9
Baseball suspends Bkln Dodger Leo Durocher for 1 year 
Apr 9
Tornadoes striking West Texas & Oklahoma kill 169, injuring 1,300 
Apr 10
King Frederik IX of Denmark crowned 
Apr 15
Jackie Robinson becomes 1st African-American to play in US major league baseball (Dodgers) 
Apr 15
Operations begin at Radio Netherlands World radio 
Apr 16
-17] Explosions & fire on French ship Grandcamp 
Apr 16
Lens to provide zoom effects demonstrated (NYC) 
Apr 16
Massive explosion & fire kills 522 in Texas City, Tx 
Apr 17
Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit 
Apr 19
51st Boston Marathon won by Yun Bok Soh of Korea in 2:25:39 
Apr 19
AAU record for a 25-foot rope climb is set in 4.7 seconds 
Apr 19
French ship explodes in Texas City harbor, kills about 522 
Apr 19
Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2 
Apr 19
Suh Yun Buck wins world record marathon (2:25:39) 
Apr 19
After scoring 45 goals during the regular season, Maurice Richard is named MVP. 
Apr 20
Frederik IX becomes king of Denmark 
Apr 22
1st NBA Championship: Phila Warriors beat Chicago Stags, 4 games to 2 
Apr 25
Lou Thesz beats Whipper Watson in St Louis, to become wrestling champ 
Apr 25
Trial against WW II mayor of Amsterdam Edward Voete begins 
Apr 26
"Bless the Bride" musical opens in London 
Apr 27
Babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium & through out US 
Apr 28
Thor Heyerdahl & "Kon-Tiki" sail from Peru to Polynesia 
Apr 30
Boulder Dam renamed in honor of Herbert Hoover 
May 1
Cleve Indians abandon League Park to play all games at Municipal Stad 
May 1
Lt General Hoyt S Vandenberg, USA, ends term as 2nd head of CIA 
May 1
Radar for commercial & private planes 1st demonstrated 
May 1
Rear Admiral Roscoe H Hillenkoetter, USN, becomes 3th director of CIA 
May 2
Eugene O'Neill's "Moon for the Misbegotten" premieres in NYC 
May 3
73rd Kentucky Derby: Eric Guerin aboard Jet Pilot wins in 2:06.8 
May 3
New post-war Japanese constitution goes into effect. 
May 5
Mississippi Valley flooding kills 16 & causes $850M in damage 
May 5
Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert Penn Warren (All the King's Men) 
May 7
"Kraft Television Theater" premieres on NBC 
May 7
General MacArthur approves Japanese constitution 
May 7
Paraguayian government unleashes contra revolt 
May 8
A movement among Card players to protest its 1st meeting with Jackie Robinson & the Dodgers is aborted by a talk from owner Sam Breadon 
May 10
"Chocolate Soldier" closes at Century Theater NYC after 69 perfs 
May 10
73rd Preakness: Doug Dodson aboard Faultless wins in 1:59 
May 11
BF Goodrich announced the development of tubeless tire (Akron Ohio) 
May 11
Laos accepts constitution for parliamentary democracy 
May 13
US Senate approved the Taft-Hartley Act limiting the power of unions 
May 16
Billie Holiday is arrested in her New York apartment for possession of narcotics 
May 17
"Street Scene" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 148 performances 
May 18
A's catcher Warren Rosar catches his 147th game without an error 
May 22
"Truman Doctrine" goes into effect, aiding Turkey & Greece 
May 22
1st US ballistic missile fired 
May 23
PC Hooft prize forms for literature 
May 25
Coal dust explosion rocks Centralia Coal Co's Mine #5 killing 111 
May 30
Indianapolis 500: Mauri Rose wins in 4:17:52.159 (187.228 km/h) 
May 31
79th Belmont: Ruperto Donoso aboard Phalanx wins in 2:29.6 
May 31
Communists grab power in Hungary 
May 31
Eastern DC-4 crashes between Ft Deposit & Perryville Md, kills 53 
May 31
Italian government of Gasperi forms 
Jun 1
OPA, which issued WW II rationing coupons, disbands 
Jun 1
Photosensitive glass developed 
Jun 2
"Louisiana Lady" opens at Century Theater NYC for 4 performances 
Jun 2
Hungarian premier Ferenc Nagy resigns 
Jun 3
British Viceroy of India Lord Mountbatten visits Pakistan 
Jun 4
"Louisiana Lady" closes at Century Theater NYC after 4 performances 
Jun 4
US House of Representatives approves Taft-Hartley act 
Jun 5
Sec of State George Marshall outlines "Marshall Plan" 
Jun 6
Treaty drawn for establishment of Intl Patent Institute 
Jun 10
Saab produces its first automobile. 
Jun 11
WW II sugar rationing finally endd in US (began May 28, 1942) 
Jun 12
Babe Didrikson is 1st American to win Brit Women's Amateur Golf Champ 
Jun 13
1st night game at Fenway Park (Red Sox 5, White Sox 3) 
Jun 15
1st night game at Detroit Briggs Stadium (Tigers 4, Athletics 1) 
Jun 15
47th US Golf Open: Lew Worsham shoots a 282 at St Louis CC in MO 
Jun 16
1st network news-Dumont's "News from Washington" 
Jun 16
Pravda denounces Marshall Plan 
Jun 17
1st round-the-world civil air service leaves NYC 
Jun 17
Earnest Reuter becomes mayor of Berlin 
Jun 17
Pan Am Airways chartered as 1st worldwide passenger airline 
Jun 18
Cincinnati Red Ewell Blackwell no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0 
Jun 19
1st plane (F-80) to exceed 600 mph (1004 kph)-Albert Boyd, Muroc Ca 
Jun 20
Pres Harry Truman vetoes Taft-Hartley Act 
Jun 22
12" rain in 42 mins (Holt, MO) 
Jun 22
Ewell Blackwell just misses pitching back-to-back no-hitters (9th inn) 
Jun 23
Compton & Bill Edrich make 370 stand for 3rd wkt v South Africa 
Jun 23
US President Truman's veto of Taft-Hartley Act overridden by Congress 
Jun 24
29th PGA Championship: Jim Ferrier at Plum Hollow CC Detroit 
Jun 24
Flying saucers sighted over Mount Rainier by pilot Ken Arnold 
Jun 24
Jackie Robinson swipes home for 1st of 19 times in his career 
Jun 24
Jim Ferrier wins PGA golf tournament 
Jun 25
1st version of Anne Frank's diary "Het Achterhuis" published in The Netherlands 
Jun 25
Heavyweight Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello 
Jun 27
98°F (36.8°C) in De Bilt, Netherlands 
Jun 27
WRC TV channel 4 in Washington DC (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Jun 28
"Temptation" (Tim-Tayshun) by Red Ingle with Jo Stafford hits #1 
Jun 29
2nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betty Jameson 
Jun 29
Yanks beat Senators 3-1 starting a 19 game win streak 
Jul 1
192m long passenger ship Willem Ruys (Achille Lauro) launched 
Jul 1
British Dominion Affairs office becomes Commonwealth Relations office 
Jul 2
Military coup discovered in France 
Jul 3
252,288 people (record) pass through Grand Central Station, NYC 
Jul 3
Cleveland Indians purchase Larry Dolby, the 1st black in AL 
Jul 3
Soviet Union doesn't participate in Marshall Plan 
Jul 4
61st Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Jack Kramer beats Tom P Brown (6-1 6-3 6-2) 
Jul 4
76th British Golf Open: Fred Daly shoots a 293 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club 
Jul 5
"Barefoot Boy with Cheek" closes at Martin Beck NYC after 108 perfs 
Jul 5
54th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Margaret Osborne beat Doris Hart (6-2 6-4) 
Jul 5
Larry Doby signs with Cleveland Indians-1st black player in AL 
Jul 6
The AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union. 
Jul 7
Alleged and disputed Roswell UFO incident. 
Jul 8
14th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Wrigley Field, Chicago 
Jul 8
Demolition begins for UN HQ in NYC 
Jul 8
Reports are broadcast that a UFO has crashed landed in Roswell, New Mexico. 
Jul 9
Britain's Princess Elizabeth & Lt Philip Mountbatten's engagement 
Jul 9
Spain votes for Franco monarchy 
Jul 10
200 die when train derailed & fell into a river in Canton, China 
Jul 10
Cleveland Indian Don Black no-hits Phila A's, 3-0 
Jul 10
Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah is recommended as the first Governor General of Pakistan by then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Clement Attlee. 
Jul 16
Bobo Newsom wins 200th game, 1st as a Yankee & Yanks 18th straight In nightcap Vic Rashi extends streak to 19 
Jul 18
British seize "Exodus 1947" ship of Jewish immigrants to Palestine 
Jul 18
King George VI signs Indian Independence Act 
Jul 18
President Harry Truman signs Presidential Succession Act 
Jul 18
Tigers shut out Yanks 2-0, end 19 game win streak 
Jul 18
US begins administering Trust Territory of Pacific Islands 
Jul 19
Prime Minister of shadow Burma government, Bogyoke Aung San and 6 of his cabinet and 2 non-cabinet members assassinated by armed paramilitaries 
Jul 20
1st political action of Neth Army on Java & Sumatra 
Jul 21
Indonesia begins 1st political election 
Jul 22
-8°F (-13°C), Charlotte Pass, NSW (Australian record) 
Jul 23
1st (US Navy) air squadron of jets, Quonset Point, RI 
Jul 25
US Air Force, Navy & War Dept form US Department of Defense 
Jul 25
US Department of Army created 
Jul 26
US Department of Defense forms 
Jul 26
National Security Act establishes CIA 
Jul 27
Yogi Berri starts record 148 game errorless streak 
Jul 28
Iuliu Maniu's Boer party becomes forbidden in Romania 
Jul 29
Gas leak explodes in a beauty parlor, 10 women die in Harrisonburg Va 
Jul 30
Cin Reds 16 game win streak ends, losing to NY Giants 5-4 
Aug 1
"Medium & The Telephone" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 211 perfs 
Aug 1
Valleivogels soccer team forms in Scherpenzeel 
Aug 4
The Supreme Court of Japan is established. 
Aug 5
Netherlands ceases political action in Indonesia, due to UN pressure 
Aug 6
1st performance of Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasilieras No 8" 
Aug 7
Balsa raft Kon Tiki crashes into a Polynesian archipelago reef 
Aug 7
The Bombay Municipal Corporation formally takes over the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST). 
Aug 7
Thor Heyerdahl and his fellow adventurers aboard the Kon-Tiki reach the Tuamotu Islands, French Polynesia after 101 days at sea crossing the Pacific Ocean 
Aug 8
Pakistan's National Flag is approved. 
Aug 14
Mildred Babe Didrikson Zaharias gives up amateur status for $300,000 
Aug 14
Pakistan gains independence from Great Britain 
Aug 15
India gains independence from Great Britain, remains a dominion until 1950 
Aug 16
Ralph Kiner becomes 1st Pirate to hit 3 consecutive HRs 
Aug 17
The Radcliffe Line, the border between Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed. 
Aug 18
Naval torpedo & mine factory explodes at Cadiz, Spain killing 300 
Aug 19
J Arens & D van Dorpen synthetise vitamin A 
Aug 20
Boston Braves hit a million attendance for 1st time 
Aug 20
Turner Caldwell in D-558-I sets aircraft speed record, 1131 kph 
Aug 21
1st Little League World Series Maynard Midgets of Williamsport PA win 
Aug 22
14th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Chi Bears 0 (105,840) 
Aug 23
US President Truman's daughter, Margaret's 1st public singing concert 
Aug 25
Marion Carl in D-558-I sets world aircraft speech record, 1,047 kph 
Aug 26
1st black baseball pitcher Don Bankhead (Hit a HR on 1st at bat) 
Aug 29
Constantine Tsaldaris succeeds Maximos as Greece premier 
Aug 31
Hungarian communist party wins election 
Aug 31
NY Giants set season record for HRs by a club 183 (en route to 221) 
Sep 1
NY Giants 183-185 HR of year breaks Yankee mark of 182 in 1936 
Sep 3
Phila A's Bill McCahan no-hits Wash Senators, 3-0 
Sep 3
Yanks get 18 singles to beat Red Soxs 11-2 
Sep 7
Battles between Hindus & Moslems in New Delhi, India 
Sep 8
British government sails "Exodus" with fugitives from Nazis 
Sep 12
Pirate Ralph Kiner hits his record 8th HR in 4 games 
Sep 13
WPVI TV channel 6 in Philadelphia, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Sep 14
61st US Women's Tennis: A Louise Brough beats M O duPont (8-6 4-6 6-1) 
Sep 14
67th US Men's Tennis: Jack Kramer beats Frank A Parker (4-6 2-6 6-1 6-0 6-3) 
Sep 15
First 4 engine jet propelled fighter plane tested, Columbus, Oh 
Sep 15
Yanks clinch pennant #15 
Sep 15
RCA releases the 12AX7 vacuum tube. 
Sep 15
Typhoon Kathleen hit Tone River, Saitama and Tokyo area, killing at least 1,930 and injuring 1,750.. 
Sep 16
John Cobb sets world auto speed record at 394.2 MPH 
Sep 16
Typhoon Kathleen hit Saitama, Tokyo and Tone River erea, at least 1,930 killed. 
Sep 17
Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News 
Sep 17
James Forrestal sworn in as 1st US secretary of defense 
Sep 17
US Department of Defense forms 
Sep 18
National Security Act passes 
Sep 18
US Air Force forms 
Sep 19
Jackie Robinson is named 1947 "Rookie of Year" 
Sep 22
Dodgers clinch NL pennant 
Sep 26
Happy Chandler announces Ford & Gillette to sponsor World Series 
Sep 27
"Sweethearts" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 288 performances 
Sep 29
Dizzy Gillespie presented his 1st Carnegie Hall concert in NY 
Sep 29
Former Yank manager Joe McCarthy signs to manage Red Sox 
Sep 29
Record World Series crowd of 73,365 at Yankee Stadium ($325,828) 
Sep 30
Yanks beat Dodgers 5-3-largest WS crowd 73,365-1st WS televised 
Oct 1
1st helicopter air mail & express service, LA, Ca 
Oct 1
NHL Pension Society founded 
Oct 1
US control of Haitian customs & governmental revenue ends 
Oct 1
William Wister Haines' "Command Decision" premieres in NYC 
Oct 1
The F-86 Sabre flies for the first time. 
Oct 2
"Music in My Heart" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 124 performances 
Oct 2
Revised International Telecommunication Convention adopted 
Oct 2
Yankee Yogi Berra becomes 1st to pinch hit a World Series homer 
Oct 3
"Under the Counter" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 27 performances 
Oct 3
1st telescope lens 200" (508 cm) in diameter completed 
Oct 3
WMAL (now WJLA) TV channel 7 in Washington, DC (ABC) begins 
Oct 3
With only 1 out to go, Yank Floyd Beven gives up a double breaking his World Series no-hit bid, it scored 2 runs & he lost game 
Oct 4
Negro League World Series, NY Cubans beat Cleveland Buckeyes, 6-5 
Oct 5
1st Presidential address televised from White House- Harry Truman 
Oct 5
Al Gionfriddo makes a great catch off Joe Dimaggio in World Series 
Oct 6
NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3, in 44th World Series 
Oct 7
Larry MacPhail resigns as Yank GM after final game of World Series 
Oct 9
First telephone conversation between a moving car & a plane 
Oct 9
Julie Styne & Sam Cohn's musical "High Button Shoes" premieres in NYC for 727 performances 
Oct 10
Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical "Allegro" premieres at Majestic Theater NYC for 318 performances 
Oct 11
Brazil & Chile break diplomatic relations with USSR 
Oct 13
"Kukla, Fran & Ollie" premieres 
Oct 13
1st NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 4-3 at Toronto 
Oct 14
Chuck Yeager in Bell XS-1 makes 1st supersonic flight (Mach 1.015) 
Oct 14
Dutch Queen Wilhelmina gives golden award to general Eisenhower 
Oct 19
De Gaulles RPF wins French municipal elections 
Oct 20
HUAC opens hearings into alleged Communist influence in Hollywood 
Oct 20
Radio rights for the World Series sell for $475,000 for 3 years 
Oct 20
Robinson Jeffer's "Medea," premieres in NYC 
Oct 21
Dutch Dakota explodes near Coopenhagen, 16 die 
Oct 23
NAACP petition on racism "An Appeal to the World" presented to UN 
Oct 23
Husband & wife Dr Carl Cori & Dr Gerty Cori are 1st spouses to be awarded joint Nobel Prizes 
Oct 24
Series of forest fires $30 million of timber (New England States) 
Oct 25
"Under the Counter" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 27 perfs 
Oct 25
Bradman scores 156 for SA v the Indians, 152 mins, 22 fours 
Oct 25
Sam Breadon sells Cards to Robert Hannegan & Fred Saigh for $4M 
Oct 26
Maharajah of Jammu & Kashmir accedes to India 
Oct 26
The British Military Occupation ends in Iraq. 
Oct 27
"You Bet Your Life" with Groucho Marx premieres on ABC radio 
Oct 27
WMAR TV channel 2 in Baltimore, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting 
Oct 29
Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands form Benelux Union 
Oct 29
Trial of art forger Han van Meegeren begins in Amsterdam 
Oct 30
23 countries sign GATT agreement in Geneva 
Oct 30
Darius Milhauds 3rd Symphony "Hymnus Ambrosianus," premieres in Paris 
Nov 1
"Medium & The Telephone" closes at Barrymore NYC after 211 perfs 
Nov 1
First Aloha Week Parade held in Hawaii 
Nov 1
Howard Hughes flies "Spruce Goose", a huge wooden airplane 
Nov 1
UN trusteeship for Nauru granted to Australia, NZ & UK 
Nov 2
7th Ryder Cup: US wins 11-1 at Portland Golf Club (Portland, Oregon, US) 
Nov 2
Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" flies for 1st (& last) time 
Nov 8
Bradman scores his 99th 1st-class cricket century, 100 SA v Victoria 
Nov 12
KPO-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KNBC (now KNBR) 
Nov 12
Schilderijenvervalser Han of Meegeren to 1 years jail sentenced 
Nov 15
Bradman scores his 100th 100, 172 v Indians at the SCG 
Nov 15
Soccer team GVVV forms in Veenendaal 
Nov 16
15,000 demonstrate in Brussels against mild sentence of nazis 
Nov 17
The U.S. Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath. 
Nov 19
200" mirror arrives at Mt Palomar 
Nov 20
"Meet the Press" makes network TV debut on NBC 
Nov 20
1st permanent TV installed on seagoing vessel (New Jersey) 
Nov 20
Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Mediator Dei 
Nov 20
UN General assembly begins debate on printing their own stamps 
Nov 21
Bill Longson beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to become wrestling champ 
Nov 23
French government of Schumann forms 
Nov 23
Washington Redskin Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs Chi Cards (45-21) 
Nov 24
John Steinbeck's novel "Pearl" published 
Nov 24
The US House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities finds "Hollywood 10" in contempt because of their refusal to reveal whether they were communists 
Nov 25
New Zealand accedes to Statute of Westminster, becomes a dominion 
Nov 27
Joe DiMaggio wins his 3rd MVP, beating Ted Williams by 1 vote 
Nov 29
35th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Calgary Stampeders, 10-9 
Nov 29
UN Gen Assembly partitions Palestine between Arabs & Jews 
Nov 30
Day after UN decree for Israel, Jewish settlements attacked 
Dec 1
Don Bradman scores 185 in the 1st Cricket Test v India at the Gabba 
Dec 1
India cricket all out for 58 v Australia at the Gabba, Toshack 5-2 
Dec 2
13th Heisman Trophy Award: John Lujack, Notre Dame (QB) 
Dec 3
Tennessee Williams' "Streetcar Named Desire" premieres in NYC 
Dec 4
USSR joins Intl Amateur Athletic Union 
Dec 5
Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
Dec 6
The Everglades National Park in Florida is dedicated. 
Dec 8
"Caribbean Carnival" opens at International Theater NYC for 11 perfs 
Dec 10
USSR & Czechoslovakia sign trade agreement 
Dec 11
Bob Hilliard/Carl Sigman's musical "Angel in the Wings" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 308 performances 
Dec 11
Pacific Coast League application for major league status rejected 
Dec 12
United Mine Workers union withdrew from AFL 
Dec 13
"Caribbean Carnival" closes at International NYC after 11 perfs 
Dec 13
Maine Turnpike opens to traffic 
Dec 14
Cleveland Browns beat NY Yankees 14-3 in AAFC championship game 
Dec 14
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is founded in Daytona Beach, Florida. 
Dec 17
NY struck by a blizzard, resulting with 27" of snow 
Dec 17
WEWS TV channel 5 in Cleveland, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting 
Dec 18
Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Optissima Pax 
Dec 22
Italian constituent assembly adopts new constitution 
Dec 23
Transistor invented by Bardeen, Brattain & Shockley in Bell Labs 
Dec 25
Taiwan passes Human Rights laws (Day of Earth Law) 
Dec 25
The Constitution of the Republic of China goes into effect. 
Dec 26
"Cradle Will Ruck" opens at Mansfield Theater NYC for 34 performances 
Dec 26
British transfer Heard & McDonald Is (Indian Ocean) to Australia 
Dec 26
Heavy snow blankets Northeast, buries NYC under 25.8" of snow in 16 hrs That same day, LA set a record high of 84°F 
Dec 27
1st "Howdy Doody Show" (Puppet Playhouse), telecast on NBC 
Dec 28
Chic Cards beat Philadelphia Eagles 28-21 in NFL championship game 
Dec 29
Ship carrying Jewish immigrants driven away from Palestine 
Dec 30
36th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1) 
Dec 30
King Michael of Romania, forced by communists abdicates his throne 
Dec 30
Romanian republic proclaimed 
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