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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1947 AD


January 1: Benelux agress to work related issues
January 1: Britain nationalizes its coal industry
January 1: WTTG TV channel 5 in Washington, D.C. (MET) begins broadcasting
January 2: Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali
January 3: 1st opening session of Congress to be televised
January 3: William Dawson becomes 1st black to head congressional committee
January 4: "Park Avenue" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 72 performances
January 4: "Show Boat" closes at Ziegfeld Theater New York City after 417 performances
January 6: Ray Lindwall smashes 100 vs. England in MCG Test
January 7: Australia vs. England at MCG drawn in 6 days, 1st cricket draw in Australia since 1882
January 8: General George Marshall becomes Secretary of State
January 8: Toronto Maple Leaf rookie Howie Meeker scores 5 goals in a game
January 9: Roger Sessions' 2nd Symphony, premieres in SF
January 9: "Street Scene" opens at Adelphi Theater New York City for 148 performances
January 10: British stop ships Independence and In-Gathering from landing in Israel
January 10: "Finian's Rainbow" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 725 performances
January 10: Greek steamer "Himara" strikes a wartime mine in Saronic Gulf south of Athens with loss of 392 of 637 aboard
January 16: Vincent Aurial elected president of France
January 17: Muiden Netherlands ammunition factory explodes, 16 die
January 18: Detroit Tigers sell Hank Greenberg to Pirates (for $25-35,000)
January 18: "Red Mill" closes at Ziegfeld Theater New York City after 831 performances
January 18: Small river steamer sank on Yangtze River, kills 400
January 19: SS Himera runs aground at Athens, kills 392
January 20: Brigadier General Edwin K Wright, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA
January 21: Arthur Honegger's 4th Symphony premieres in Basel
January 21: "Sweethearts" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 288 performances
January 22: 1st commercial TV station west of Mississippi opens, Hollywood CA
January 22: KTLA TV channel 5 in Los Angeles, California (IND) begins broadcasting
January 24: NFL adds 5th official (back judge) and allows sudden death in playoffs
January 26: KLM Dakota crashes near Copenhagen, 22 die
January 28: "Bay Psalm" book auctioned for a record $151,000
January 29: Arthur Miller's "All My Sons," premieres in New York City


February 1: Aleide de Gasperi forms Italian government of christian-dems and communists
February 1: Dmitri Shostakovich named professor at conservatory of Leningrad
February 1: NV United Dutch Fokker's Aircraft established
February 3: 1st black reporter in Congressional press gallery (Percival Prattis)
February 3: -81 degrees F (-63 degrees C), Snag Yukon (North American record)
February 3: Bradman bowled by Alec Bedser for a duck in 4th Test Cricket
February 5: Bolewet Beirut becomes president of Poland
February 6: Compton and Arthur Morris both complete dual tons in same Test Cricket
February 7: Arabs and Jews reject British proposal to split Palestine
February 8: Jan van der Hoorn wins 8th Dutch 11-cities skating race (10:51)
February 8: KSD (now KSDK) TV channel 5 in St. Louis, Missouri (NBC) begins broadcasting
February 9: Bank robber Willie Sutton escapes jail in Philadelphia
February 10: Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia
February 10: Netherlands Radio Union forms
February 10: Province of Petsamo returned to Soviet Union by Finland
February 10: WW II peace treaties signed
February 12: Daytime fireball and meteorite fall seen in eastern Siberia
February 12: Record 100.5-kg sailfish caught, C W Stewart, Galapagos Islands
February 15: "Toplitzky of Notre Dame" closes at Century Theater New York City after 60 performances
February 16: Morton Gould's 3rd Symphony, premieres
February 17: Dutch RC bishops publish manifest against "godless communism"
February 17: Voice of America begins broadcasting to U.S.S.R.
February 18: 24 die in a train crash in Gallitzin Pa
February 18: Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Telephone," premieres in New York City
February 19: CBS radio premiere of Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasilieras No 3"
February 20: Chemical mixing error causes explosion that destroys 42 blocks in Los Angeles
February 20: Lord Mountbatten appointed as last viceroy of India
February 21: 1st broadcast of 1st U.S. TV soap opera "A Woman to Remember"
February 21: 1st instant developing camera demonstrated in New York City, by E H Land
February 21: Whipper Billy Watson beats Bill Longson, to become wrestling champ
February 23: General Eisenhower opens drive to raise $170M in aid for European Jews
February 27: Paul-Emile Victor French polar expeditions organized
February 28: Anti Kuomintang demonstration on Taiwan


March 1: International Monetary Fund begins operation
March 4: WWJ (now WDIV) TV channel 4 in Detroit, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
March 6: XB-45, 1st U.S. 4-engine jet bomber, makes 1st test flight, Muroc, California
March 9: U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill
March 9: U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
March 12: Belgian government of Huysmans resigns
March 12: "Chocolate Soldier" opens at Century Theater New York City for 69 performances
March 12: President Truman introduces Truman-doctrine to fight communism
March 13: 19th Academy Awards - "Best Years of Lives," De Havilland, March win
March 13: "Brigadoon" opens at Ziegfeld Theater New York City for 581 performances
March 15: John Lee appointed 1st black commissioned officer in U.S. Navy
March 16: Convair Liner, 1st U.S. twin-engine pressurized airplane, tested
March 19: Belgian government of Spaak, forms
March 19: Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek conquers Jenan
March 20: 180-metric ton blue whale (record) caught in South Atlantic
March 21: Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fulgens radiatur
March 21: President Truman signs Executive Order 9835 requiring all federal employees to have allegiance to the United States
March 21: Test Cricket debut of Bert Sutcliffe, New Zealand vs. England at Christchurch
March 22: President Truman signs executive order calling for loyalty
March 24: Congress proposes 2-term limitation on the presidency
March 24: John D Rockefeller, Jr. donates New York City East River site to the U.N.
March 25: 9th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Holy Cross beats Oklahoma 58-47
March 25: Agreement of Linggadjati ratified in Batavia
March 25: Coal mine explosion in Centralia, Illinois, claims 111
March 25: Last day of Test cricket for Walter Hammond (vs. New Zealand, Christchurch)
March 29: "Beggar's Holiday" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 111 performances


April 1: 1st Jewish immigrants to Israel disembark at Port of Eilat
April 2: Carlo Terron's "Il diamente del profeta," premieres in Rome
April 3: "Barefoot Boy with Cheek" opens at Martin Beck New York City for 108 performances
April 4: Convention on International Civil Aviation goes into effect
April 4: Largest group of sunspots on record
April 4: U.N.'s International Civil Aviation Organization forms
April 6: 11th Golf Masters Championship: Jimmy Demaret wins, shooting a 281
April 6: 1st Tony Awards: Arthur Miller, David Wayne and Patricia Neal win
April 8: Largest recorded sunspot (7,000) observed
April 9: Atomic Energy Commission confirmed
April 9: Baseball suspends Brooklyn Dodger Leo Durocher for 1 year
April 9: Tornadoes striking West Texas and Oklahoma kill 169, injuring 1,300
April 10: Jackie Robinson becomes 1st black in major league baseball (Dodgers)
April 10: King Frederik IX of Denmark crowned
April 11: Jackie Robinson becomes 1st black in modern major-league baseball
April 15: Jackie Robinson goes hitless in his major league debut
April 15: Operations begin at Radio Netherlands World radio
April 16: Explosions and fire on French ship Grandcamp
April 16: Lens to provide zoom effects demonstrated in New York City
April 16: Massive explosion and fire kills 522 in Texas City, Texas
April 17: Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit
April 19: 51st Boston Marathon won by Yun Bok Soh of Korea in 2:25:39
April 19: AAU record for a 25' rope climb is set in 4.7 seconds
April 19: French ship explodes in Texas City harbor, kills about 522
April 19: Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 2
April 19: Suh Yun Buck wins world record marathon (2:25:39)
April 20: Frederik IX becomes king of Denmark
April 22: 1st NBA Championship: Philadelphia Warriors beat Chicago Stags, 4 games to 2
April 25: Lou Thesz beats Whipper Watson in St. Louis, to become wrestling champ
April 25: Trial against WW II mayor of Amsterdam Edward Vonte begins
April 26: "Bless the Bride" musical opens in London
April 27: Babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium and through out United States
April 28: Thor Heyerdahl and Kon-Tiki sail from Peru to Polynesia
April 30: Boulder Dam renamed in honor of Herbert Hoover


May 1: Cleveland 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 and 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 New York City
May 3: 73rd Kentucky Derby: Eric Guerin aboard Jet Pilot wins in 2:06.8
May 3: Japan forms a constitutional democracy
May 5: Mississippi Valley flooding kills 16 and causes $850M in damage
May 5: Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert Penn Warren (All the King's Men)
May 7: General MacArthur approves Japanese constitution
May 7: "Kraft Television Theater" premieres on NBC
May 7: Paraguayian government unleashes contra revolt
May 8: A movement among Card players to protest its 1st meeting with Jackie Robinson and the Dodgers is aborted by a talk from owner Sam Breadon
May 10: 73rd Preakness: Doug Dodson aboard Faultless wins in 1:59
May 10: "Chocolate Soldier" closes at Century Theater New York City after 69 performances
May 11: BF Goodrich announced the development of tubeless tire in Akron, Ohio
May 11: Laos accepts constitution for parliamentary democracy
May 13: Senate approved the Taft-Hartley Act limiting the power of unions
May 17: "Street Scene" closes at Adelphi Theater New York City after 148 performances
May 18: A's catcher Warren Rosar catches his 147th game without an error
May 22: 1st U.S. ballistic missile fired
May 22: "Truman Doctrine" goes into effect, aiding Turkey and Greece
May 23: PC Hooft prize forms for literature
May 25: Coal dust explosion rocks Centralia Coal Co's Mine #5 killing 111
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 and Perryville Md, kills 53
May 31: Italian government of Gasperi forms


June 1: OPA, which issued WW II rationing coupons, disbands
June 1: Photosensitive glass developed
June 2: Hungarian premier Ferenc Nagy resigns
June 2: "Louisiana Lady" opens at Century Theater New York City for 4 performances
June 3: British viceroy of India lord Mountbatten visits Pakistan
June 4: House of Representatives approves Taft-Hartley act
June 4: "Louisiana Lady" closes at Century Theater New York City after 4 performances
June 5: Secretary of State George C. Marshall outlines Marshall Plan
June 6: Treaty drawn for establishment of International Patent Institute
June 11: WW II sugar rationing finally endd in U.S., began May 28, 1942
June 12: Babe Didrikson is 1st American to win British Women's Amateur Golf Champ
June 13: 1st night game at Fenway Park (Red Sox 5, White Sox 3)
June 15: 1st night game at Detroit Briggs Stadium (Tigers 4, Athletics 1)
June 15: 47th U.S. Golf Open: Lew Worsham shoots a 282 at St. Louis CC in MO
June 16: 1st network news-Dumont's "News from Washington"
June 16: Pravda denounces Marshall Plan
June 17: 1st round-the-world civil air service leaves New York City
June 17: Earnest Reuter becomes mayor of Berlin
June 17: Pan Am Airways chartered as 1st worldwide passenger airline
June 18: Cincinnati Red Ewell Blackwell no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0
June 19: 1st plane (F-80) to exceed 600 mph (1004 kph)-Albert Boyd, Muroc Ca
June 20: President Truman vetoes Taft-Hartley Act
June 22: Ewell Blackwell just misses pitching back-to-back no-hitters (9th inn)
June 23: Compton and Bill Edrich make 370 stand for 3rd wkt vs. South Africa
June 23: Truman's veto of Taft-Hartley Act overridden by congress
June 24: 29th PGA Championship: Jim Ferrier at Plum Hollow CC Detroit
June 24: Jackie Robinson swipes home for 1st of 19 times in his career
June 24: Jim Ferrier wins PGA golf tournament
June 25: 1st edition of Anne Frank's "The Back of House" published
June 25: Heavyweight Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello
June 25: Tennis shoe introduced
June 27: 98 degrees F (36.8 degrees C) in De Bilt Netherlands
June 27: WRC TV channel 4 in Washington D.C. (NBC) begins broadcasting
June 28: "Temptation (Tim-Tayshun) by Red Ingle with Jo Stafford hits #1
June 29: 2nd U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betty Jameson
June 29: Yankees beat Senators 3-1 starting a 19 game win streak


July 1: 192m long passenger ship Willem Ruys (Achille Lauro) launched
July 1: British Dominion Affairs office becomes Commonwealth Relations office
July 2: Military coup discovered in France
July 3: 252,288 people (record) pass through Grand Central Station, New York City
July 3: Cleveland Indians purchase Larry Dolby, the 1st black in AL
July 3: Soviet Union doesn't partake in Marshall Plan
July 4: 61st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Jack Kramer beats Tom P Brown (61 63 62)
July 5: 54th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Margaret Osborne beat Doris Hart (62 64)
July 5: "Barefoot Boy with Cheek" closes at Martin Beck New York City after 108 performances
July 5: Larry Doby signs with Cleveland Indians-1st black player in AL
July 8: 14th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
July 8: Demolition begins for United Nations HQ in New York City
July 9: Britain's Princess Elizabeth and Lt Philip Mountbatten's engagement
July 9: Spain votes for Franco monarchy
July 10: 200 die when train derails and fell into a river in Canton, China
July 10: Cleveland Indian Don Black no-hits Philadelphia A's, 3-0
July 16: Bobo Newsom wins 200th game, 1st as a Yankee and Yankees 18th straight In nightcap Vic Rashi extends streak to 19
July 18: British seize "Exodus 1947" ship of Jewish immigrants to Palestine
July 18: King George VI signs Indian Independence Bill
July 18: President Truman signs Presidential Succession Act
July 18: Tigers shut out Yankees 2-0, end 19 game win streak
July 18: U.S. begins administering Trust Territory of Pacific Islands
July 20: 1st political action of Netherlands Army on Java and Sumatra
July 21: Indonesia begins 1st political election
July 22: -8 degrees F (-13 degrees C), Charlotte Pass, NSW (Australian record)
July 23: 1st (U.S. Navy) air squadron of jets, Quonset Point, Rhode Island
July 25: U.S. Air Force, Navy and War Department form U.S. Department of Defense
July 25: U.S. Department of Army created
July 26: Department of Defense forms
July 26: National Security Act establishes CIA
July 27: Yogi Berri starts record 148 game errorless streak
July 28: Iuliu Maniu's Boer party becomes forbidden in Romania
July 29: Gas leak explodes in a beauty parlor, 10 women die in Harrisonburg, Virginia
July 30: Cincinnati Reds 16 game win streak ends, losing to New York Giants 5-4


August 1: "Medium and The Telephone" opens at Barrymore Theater New York City for 211 performances
August 1: Valleivogels soccer team forms in Scherpenzeel
August 5: Netherlands ceases political action in Indonesia, due to United Nations pressure
August 6: 1st performance of Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasilieras No 8"
August 7: Balsa raft Kon Tiki crashes into a Polynesian archipelago reef
August 14: India granted independence within British Commonwealth
August 14: Mildred Babe Didrikson Zaharias gives up amateur status for $300,000
August 14: Pakistan gains independence from Britain
August 15: India declares independence from UK, Islamic part becomes Pakistan
August 15: Pakistan, formerly West Pakistan, declares independence from UK
August 16: Ralph Kiner becomes 1st Pirate to hit 3 consecutive home runs
August 18: Naval torpedo and mine factory explodes at Cadiz, Spain killing 300
August 19: J Arens and D van Dorpen synthetise vitamin A
August 20: Boston Braves hit a million attendance for 1st time
August 20: Turner Caldwell in D-558-I sets aircraft speed record, 1131 kph
August 21: 1st Little League World Series Maynard Midgets of Williamsport Pennsylvania win
August 22: 14th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Chi Bears 0 (105,840)
August 23: President Truman's daughter, Margaret's 1st public singing concert
August 25: Marion Carl in D-558-I sets world aircraft speed record, 1,047 kph
August 26: 1st black baseball pitcher Don Bankhead (Hit a home run on 1st at bat)
August 29: Constantine Tsaldaris follows Maximos as Greece premier
August 31: Hungarian Communist Party wins election
August 31: New York Giants set season record for home runs by a club 183 (en route to 221)


September 1: New York Giants 183-185 home run of year breaks Yankee mark of 182 in 1936
September 3: Philadelphia A's Bill McCahan no-hits Washington Senators, 3-0
September 3: Yankees get 18 singles to beat Red Soxs 11-2
September 7: Battles between Hindus and Moslems in New Delhi
September 8: British government sails "Exodus" with fugitives from Nazis
September 12: Pirate Ralph Kiner hits his record 8th home run in 4 games
September 13: WPVI TV channel 6 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (ABC) begins broadcasting
September 14: 61st U.S. Womens Tennis: A Louise Brough beats M O duPont (86 46 61)
September 14: 67th U.S. Mens Tennis: Jack Kramer beats Frank A Parker (46 26 61 60 63)
September 15: 1st 4 engine jet propelled fighter plane tested, Columbus, Oh
September 15: Yankees clinch pennant #15
September 16: John Cobb sets world auto speed record at 394.2 MPH
September 17: Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News
September 17: James Forrestal sworn in as 1st U.S. Secretary of Defense
September 17: U.S. Department of Defense forms
September 18: National Security Act, passes
September 18: USAF (U.S. Air Force) forms
September 19: Jackie Robinson is named 1947 "Rookie of Year"
September 22: Dodgers clinch NL pennant
September 26: Happy Chandler announces Ford and Gillette to sponsor World Series
September 27: "Sweethearts" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 288 performances
September 29: Dizzy Gillespie presented his 1st Carnegie Hall concert in NY
September 29: Former Yank manager Joe McCarthy signs to manage Red Sox
September 29: Record World Series crowd of 73,365 at Yankee Stadium ($325,828)
September 30: New York Yankees beat Dodgers 5-3-largest WS crowd 73,365-1st WS televised


October 1: 1st helicopter air mail and express service
October 1: NHL Pension Society founded
October 1: U.S. control of Haitian customs and governmental revenue ends
October 1: William Wister Haines' "Command Decision," premieres in New York City
October 2: "Music in My Heart" opens at Adelphi Theater New York City for 124 performances
October 2: Revised International Telecommunication Convention adopted
October 2: Yankee Yogi Berra becomes 1st to pinch hit a World Series homer
October 3: 1st telescope lens 200" (508 cm) in diameter completed
October 3: "Under the Counter" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 27 performances
October 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 and he lost game
October 3: WMAL (now WJLA) TV channel 7 in Washington, D.C. (ABC) begins
October 5: 1st Presidential address televised from White House-HS Truman
October 5: Al Gionfriddo makes a great catch off Joe Dimaggio in World Series
October 6: New York Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3, in 44th World Series
October 7: Larry MacPhail resigns as Yankees General Manager after final game of World Series
October 9: 1st telephone conversation between a moving car and a plane
October 9: "High Button Shoes" opens at Century Theater New York City for 727 performances
October 9: Julie Styne and Sam Cohn's musical "High Button Shoes," premieres in New York City
October 10: "Allegro" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 318 performances
October 10: Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "Allegro," premieres in New York City
October 11: Brazil and Chile break diplomatic relations with U.S.S.R.
October 13: 1st NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 4-3 at Toronto
October 13: "Kukla, Fran and Ollie" premieres
October 14: Chuck Yeager in Bell XS-1 makes 1st supersonic flight (Mach 1.015)
October 14: Dutch Queen Wilhelmina gives golden award to general Eisenhower
October 19: De Gaulles RPF wins French municipal elections
October 20: HUAC opens hearings into alleged Communist influence in Hollywood
October 20: Radio rights for the World Series sell for $475,000 for 3 years
October 20: Robinson Jeffer's "Medea," premieres in New York City
October 21: Dutch Dakota explodes near Coopenhagen, 16 die
October 23: Husband and wife Dr. Carl Cori and Dr. Gerty Cori are 1st spouses to be awarded joint Nobel Prizes
October 23: NAACP petition on racism, "An Appeal to the World" presented to UN
October 24: Series of forest fires $30 million of timber (New England States)
October 25: Bradman scores 156 for SA vs. the Indians, 152 minutes, 22 fours
October 25: Sam Breadon sells Cards to Robert Hannegan and Fred Saigh for $4M
October 25: "Under the Counter" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 27 performances
October 26: Maharajah of Jammu and Kashmir accedes to India
October 27: WMAR TV channel 2 in Baltimore, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting
October 27: "You Bet Your Life," with Groucho Marx, premieres on ABC radio
October 29: Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherland form Benelux Union
October 29: Trial of art forger Han of Meegeren begins in Amsterdam
October 30: 23 countries sign GATT agreement in Geneva
October 30: Darius Milhauds 3rd Symphony "Hymnus Ambrosianus," premieres in Paris


November 1: 1st Aloha Week Parade held in Hawaii
November 1: Howard Hughes flies "Spruce Goose," a large wooden airplane
November 1: "Medium and The Telephone" closes at Barrymore New York City after 211 performances
November 1: U.N. trusteeship for Nauru granted to Australia, New Zealand and UK
November 2: 7th Ryder Cup: U.S. wins 11-1 at Portland CC Ore
November 2: Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" flies for 1st (& last) time
November 8: Bradman scores his 99th 1st-class cricket century, 100 SA vs. Victoria
November 12: KPO-AM in San Francisco, California changes call letters to KNBC (now KNBR)
November 12: Schilderijenvervalser Han of Meegeren to 1 years jail sentenced
November 15: Bradman scores his 100th 100, 172 vs. Indians at the SCG
November 15: Soccer team GVVV forms in Veenendaal
November 16: 15,000 demonstrate in Brussels against mild sentence of nazis
November 19: 200" mirror arrives at Mount Palomar
November 20: 1st permanent TV installed on seagoing vessel (New Jersey)
November 20: Britain's Princess Elizabeth, marries Duke Philip Mountbatten
November 20: "Meet the Press" makes network TV debut on NBC
November 20: Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Mediator Dei
November 20: U.N. General assembly begins debate on printing their own stamps
November 21: Bill Longson beats Lou Thesz in St. Louis, to become wrestling champ
November 23: French government of Schumann, forms
November 23: Washington Redskin Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns vs Chi Cards (45-21)
November 24: John Steinbeck's novel "Pearl" published
November 24: Un-American Activities Committee finds "Hollywood 10" in contempt because of their refusal to reveal whether they were communists
November 25: Future Queen Elizabeth marries Prince Philip in Westminster Abbey
November 25: New Zealand acedes to Statute of Westminster, becomes a dominion
November 27: Joe DiMaggio wins his 3rd MVP, beating Ted Williams by 1 vote
November 29: 35th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Calgary Stampeders, 10-9
November 29: U.N. General Assembly partitions Palestine between Arabs and Jews
November 30: Arab terrorist campaign opens in Palestine
November 30: Day after United Nations decree for Israel, Jewish settlements attacked


December 1: Bradman scores 185 in the 1st Cricket Test vs. India at the Gabba
December 1: India cricket all out for 58 vs. Australia at the Gabba, Toshack 5-2
December 2: 13th Heisman Trophy Award: John Lujack, Notre Dame (quarterback)
December 3: Tennessee Williams' "Streetcar Named Desire," premieres in New York City
December 4: U.S.S.R. joins International Amateur Athletic Union
December 5: Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
December 8: "Caribbean Carnival" opens at International Theater New York City for 11 performances
December 10: U.S.S.R. and Czechoslovakia sign trade agreement
December 11: "Angel in the Wings" opens at Coronet Theater New York City for 308 performances
December 11: Bob Hilliard/Carl Sigman's musical "Angel in Wings," premieres in New York City
December 11: Pacific Coast League application for major league status rejected
December 12: United Mine Workers union withdrew from AFL
December 13: "Caribbean Carnival" closes at International New York City after 11 performances
December 13: Maine Turnpike opens to traffic
December 14: Cleveland Browns beat New York Yankees 14-3 in AAFC championship game
December 17: NY struck by a blizzard, resulting with 27" of snow
December 17: WEWS TV channel 5 in Cleveland, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting
December 18: Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Optissima Pax
December 22: Italian constituent assembly adopts new constitution
December 23: Transistor invented by Bardeen, Brattain and Shockley in Bell Labs
December 25: Taiwan passes Human Rights laws (Day of Earth Law)
December 26: British transfer Heard and McDonald Is (Indian Ocean) to Australia
December 26: "Cradle Will Ruck" opens at Mansfield Theater New York City for 34 performances
December 26: Heavy snow blankets Northeast, buries New York City under 25.8" of snow in 16 hours That same day, LA set a record high of 84 degrees F
December 27: 1st "Howdy Doody Show," (Puppet Playhouse), telecast on NBC
December 28: Chicago Cards beat Philadelphia Eagles 28-21 in NFL championship game
December 29: Ship carrying Jewish immigrants driven away from Palestine
December 30: 36th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)
December 30: King Michael of Romania, forced by communists abdicates his throne
December 30: Romanian republic proclaimed
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