Historical Events for October 1947

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1st - 1st helicopter air mail & express service, LA, Ca
1st - NHL Pension Society founded
1st - US control of Haitian customs & governmental revenue ends
1st - William Wister Haines' "Command Decision," premieres in NYC
1st - The F-86 Sabre flies for the first time.
2nd - "Music in My Heart" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 124 performances
2nd - Revised International Telecommunication Convention adopted
2nd - Yankee Yogi Berra becomes 1st to pinch hit a World Series homer
3rd - "Under the Counter" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 27 performances
3rd - 1st telescope lens 200" (508 cm) in diameter completed
3rd - WMAL (now WJLA) TV channel 7 in Washington, DC (ABC) begins
3rd - 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
MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi BerraMLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra 4th - Negro League World Series, NY Cubans beat Cleveland Buckeyes, 6-5
5th - 1st Presidential address televised from White House- Harry Truman
5th - Al Gionfriddo makes a great catch off Joe Dimaggio in World Series
6th - NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3, in 44th World Series
7th - Larry MacPhail resigns as Yank GM after final game of World Series
9th - 1st telephone conversation between a moving car & a plane
9th - Julie Styne & Sam Cohn's musical "High Button Shoes," premieres in NYC for 727 performances
33rd US President Harry Truman33rd US President Harry Truman 10th - "Allegro" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 318 performances
10th - Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical "Allegro," premieres in NYC
11th - Brazil & Chile break diplomatic relations with USSR
13th - "Kukla, Fran & Ollie" premieres
13th - 1st NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto 4-3 at Toronto
14th - Chuck Yeager in Bell XS-1 makes 1st supersonic flight (Mach 1.015)
14th - Dutch Queen Wilhelmina gives golden award to general Eisenhower
19th - De Gaulles RPF wins French municipal elections
20th - HUAC opens hearings into alleged Communist influence in Hollywood
20th - Radio rights for the World Series sell for $475,000 for 3 years
20th - Robinson Jeffer's "Medea," premieres in NYC
21st - Dutch Dakota explodes near Coopenhagen, 16 die
23rd - NAACP petition on racism, "An Appeal to the World" presented to UN
23rd - Husband & wife Dr Carl Cori & Dr Gerty Cori are 1st spouses to be awarded joint Nobel Prizes
24th - Series of forest fires $30 million of timber (New England States)
25th - "Under the Counter" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 27 perfs
25th - Bradman scores 156 for SA v the Indians, 152 mins, 22 fours
25th - Sam Breadon sells Cards to Robert Hannegan & Fred Saigh for $4M
26th - Maharajah of Jammu & Kashmir accedes to India
26th - The British Military Occupation ends in Iraq.
Comedian Groucho MarxComedian Groucho Marx 27th - "You Bet Your Life," with Groucho Marx, premieres on ABC radio
27th - WMAR TV channel 2 in Baltimore, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting
29th - Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherland form Benelux Union
29th - Trial of art forger Han of Meegeren begins in Amsterdam
30th - 23 countries sign GATT agreement in Geneva
30th - Darius Milhauds 3rd Symphony "Hymnus Ambrosianus," premieres in Paris

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