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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 1947.
The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Clement Attlee (Labour), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on January 1947: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 1947?


Events

  • 01 Jan 1947 Benelux agress to work related issues
  • 02 Jan 1947 Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali.
  • 03 Jan 1947 William Dawson becomes 1st black to head congressional committee
  • 04 Jan 1947 Park Avenue closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • 06 Jan 1947 Ray Lindwall smashes 100 versus England in Melbourne Cricket Ground Test.
  • 08 Jan 1947 Toronto Maple Leafs' rookie Howie Meeker scores five goals in a game.
  • 09 Jan 1947 Street Scene opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 148 performances
  • 10 Jan 1947 British stop ships Independence and In-Gathering from landing in Israel
  • 15 Jan 1947 The brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short (''The Black Dahlia'') is found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles.
  • 16 Jan 1947 Vincent Aurial elected President of France.
  • 17 Jan 1947 Muiden Netherlands ammunition factory explodes, 16 die.
  • 18 Jan 1947 Red Mill closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 831 performances
  • 19 Jan 1947 SS Himera runs aground at Athens, kills 392
  • 20 Jan 1947 Brigadier General Edwin K Wright becomes deputy director of US Central Intelligence Agency.
  • 21 Jan 1947 Sweethearts opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 288 performances
  • 22 Jan 1947 1st commercial TV station west of Mississippi opens, Hollywood, California
  • 24 Jan 1947 Greek banker Dimitrios Maximos becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
  • 25 Jan 1947 Al Capone, Chicago gangster, dies of syphilis at age 48.
  • 26 Jan 1947 KLM Dakota crashes near Copenhagen, 22 die.
  • 28 Jan 1947 Bay Psalm book auctioned for a record $151,000
  • 30 Jan 1947 February 8 ampndash A heavy blizzard in Canada buries towns from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Calgary, Alberta.
  • 31 Jan 1947 The Communists take power in Poland.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in January 1947?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens
  2. - (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
  3. - A Gal in Calico
  4. - Huggin' and a-Chalkin'
  5. - A Gal in Calico

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Odd Man Out

Odd Man Out

Release year: 1947

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: James Mason, Robert Newton, Cyril Cusack, F.J. McCormick

Country: United States of America

Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning

Release year: 1947

Directed by: John Cromwell

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Lizabeth Scott, Morris Carnovsky, Charles Cane

Country: United States of America

Boomerang!

Boomerang!

Release year: 1947

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobb, Cara Williams

Country: United States of America

Vacation Days

Vacation Days

Release year: 1947

Directed by: Arthur Dreifuss

Starring: Freddie Stewart, June Preisser, Frankie Darro, Warren Mills

Nora Prentiss

Nora Prentiss

Release year: 1947

Directed by: Vincent Sherman

Starring: Ann Sheridan, Kent Smith, Bruce Bennett, Robert Alda