Sunday, January 26, 2014

DAY 197 - COUNTING DOWN TO THE 50TH (Thursday, 1/23/2014)

1947 was the birth year for many in the class of 1964. The 46'ers in the class might have been cutting teeth, eating their first baby food, learning to crawl or to walk, and still filling their diapers. The 47ers were getting their first peep at this new, changing postwar scene. Ready or not, the world was about to meet the big brothers and sisters of the baby boomer generation. 

Some Famous People born in 1947
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Glenn Close, Stephen King, Farrah Fawcett, Tom Clancy, Meatloaf, Mitt Romney, Hillary Clinton, Kareem Abdul-Jabar, Elton John, Paula Deen, David Letterman, O.J. Simpson, Nolan Ryan 


Historical Events for Year 1947
 Jan 1st - Britain nationalizes its coal industry
Jan 3rd - 1st opening session of Congress to be televised  
Jan 3rd - William Dawson becomes 1st black to head congressional committee
Feb 3rd - 1st black reporter in Congressional press gallery (Percival Prattis)
Feb 10th - WW II peace treaties signed
 Feb 17th - Voice of America begins broadcasting to USSR
 Feb 21st - 1st broadcast of 1st US TV soap opera "A Woman to Remember"
Mar 1st - International Monetary Fund begins operation
Mar 12th - Pres Harry Truman introduces Truman-doctrine to fight communism
Mar 15th - John Lee appointed 1st black commissioned officer in US Navy
 Mar 21st - Pres Harry Truman signs Executive Order 9835 requiring all federal employees to have allegiance to the United States
 Mar 24th - John D Rockefeller Jr donates NYC East River site to the UN
 Apr 1st - 1st Jewish immigrants to Israel disembark at Port of Eilat
 Apr 11th - Jackie Robinson becomes 1st black in modern major-league baseball
 Apr 27th - Babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium & through out US
Apr 28th - Thor Heyerdahl & "Kon-Tiki" sail from Peru to Polynesia
May 7th - General MacArthur approves Japanese constitution
 May 11th - BF Goodrich announced the development of tubeless tire (Akron Ohio)
May 22nd - 1st US ballistic missile fired
Jun 10th - Saab produces its first automobile.
Jun 11th - WW II sugar rationing finally ends in US (began May 28, 1942)
Jun 17th - Pan Am Airways chartered as 1st worldwide passenger airline
Jun 24th - Flying saucers sighted over Mount Rainier by pilot Ken Arnold
Jun 25th - 1st edition of Anne Frank's "The Back of House" published
Jul 1st - 192m long passenger ship Willem Ruys (Achille Lauro) launched
Jul 8th - Reports are broadcast that a UFO has crashed landed in Roswell, New Mexico
 Jul 9th - Britain's Princess Elizabeth & Lt Philip Mountbatten's engagement
Jul 18th - British seize "Exodus 1947" ship of Jewish immigrants to Palestine
 Jul 25th - US Air Force, Navy & War Dept form US Dept of Defense Jul 25th - US Department of Army created  
Jul 26th - Department of Defense forms Jul 26th - National Security Act establishes CIA  
Jul 27th - Yogi Berri starts record 148 game errorless streak
 Aug 21st - 1st Little League World Series Maynard Midgets of Williamsport PA win
 Aug 26th - 1st black baseball pitcher Don Bankhead (Hit a HR on 1st at bat)
Sep 7th - Battles between Hindus & Moslems in New Delhi
 Sep 19th - Jackie Robinson is named 1947 "Rookie of Year"
Oct 5th - 1st Presidential address televised from White House- Harry Truman
 Oct 14th - Chuck Yeager in Bell XS-1 makes 1st supersonic flight (Mach 1.015)
Oct 23rd - NAACP petition on racism, "An Appeal to the World" presented to UN
Nov 2nd - Howard Hughes' "Spruce Goose" flies for 1st (& last) time
Nov 17th - The U.S. Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.
 Nov 20th - "Meet the Press" makes network TV debut on NBC
Nov 30th - Day after UN decree for Israel, Jewish settlements attacked
Dec 12th - United Mine Workers union withdrew from AFL
Dec 13th - Maine Turnpike opens to traffic
 Dec 27th - 1st "Howdy Doody Show" (Puppet Playhouse), telecast on NBC


Songs from the Year 1947 
 The greatest hits from the history of popular music in the USA.
  The Year is 1947
Top Songs of 1947
Popular Songs 1947
  Vaughn Monroe Ballerina 1947 
The Mills Brothers - Across The Alley From The Alamo




Top Country Songs of 1947 

Move it on Over - Hank Williams
 Move It On Over was Hank Williams' first country hit reaching in 1947 rank #4 on country singles chart.
Came in last night at half past ten
That baby of mine wouldn't let me in
So move it on over (move it on over)
Move it on over (move it on over)
Move over little dog cause the big dog's moving in

Shes changed the lock on my front door
My door key don't fit no more
So get it on over (move it on over)
Scoot it on over (move it on over)
Move over skinny dog cause the fat dog's moving in

This dog house here is mighty small
But its better than no house at all
So ease it on over (move it on over)
Drag it on over (move it on over)
Move over old dog cause a new dog's moving in

She told me not to play around
But I done let the deal go down
So pack it on over (move it on over)
Tote it on over (move it on over)
Move over nice dog cause a mad dog's moving in

She warned me once, she warned me twice
But I don't take no ones advice
So scratch it on over (move it on over)
Shake it on over (move it on over)
Move over short dog cause the tall dogs moving in

Shell crawl back to me on her knees
I'll be busy scratching fleas
So slide it on over (move it on over)
Sneak it on over (move it on over)
Move over good dog cause a mad dog's moving in

Remember pup, before you whine
That sides yours and this side's mine
So shove it on over (move it on over)
Sweep it on over (move it on over)
Move over cold dog cause a hot dog's moving in.

Merle Travis So Round So Firm So Fully Packed 







 The diary of Anne Frank is published in the Netherlands on 25 June 1947. 


 Movies Released in 1947

The Best Movies of 1947 
 Greatest Films of the 1947 



1947 Date Nut Bread

About This Recipe

"The delicious flavor of this loaf improves after standing for 24 hours. From the Western section of the United States Regional Cookbook, Culinary Institute of Chicago, 1947."

1 cup dates, pitted and chopped
1 cup boiling water
1 tablespoon butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup nuts, chopped
  1. Combine the first three ingredients in a bowl, cover and let cool.
  2. Grease a loaf pan.
  3. Sift dry ingredients together.
  4. Beat sugar and egg together and add to dates, alternatively with the sifted ingredients.
  5. Dredge nuts in a small amount of flour and stir into batter.
  6. Pour into prepared pan, let rise for 20 minutes.
  7. While batter is rising, preheat oven to 325°F.
  8. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes.
  9. Turn out onto cooling rack to cool.
  10. Serve sliced very thin for sandwiches, spread with cream cheese or butter.
    1947 CARTOON

 A trip to nostalgia now and then is good for the spirit. 
 Dan Bartolovic 

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