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1947


Jan
8
Birthday of David BowieBirthday of David Bowie (1947)Top 10 David Bowie Songs
The Life and Career of David Bowie
Top 10 Unlikely Musical Collaborations
Another Top 10 Most Shocking Music Myths
Top 10 Classic Rock Guitar Riffs
Top 10 Ridiculous 1980s Music Videos
Top 10 Outrageous Male Music Fashion Icons
Top 10 Musicians with Alter Egos

15
Death of Elizabeth Short (The Black Dahlia)Death of Elizabeth Short (The Black Dahlia). She was an American woman who was the victim of a gruesome and much-publicized unsolved murder. Top 10 Unsolved Murder Mysteries

19
Birthday of Paula DeenBirthday of Paula Deen, American cook, cooking show host, restaurateur, author, actress and Emmy Award-winning television personality.Top 10 Celebrity Falls from Grace
Top 10 Celebrity Chefs

25
Death of Al CaponeDeath of Al Capone (1947).Top 10 Movie Portrayals of Real Life Gangsters
Top 10 Infamous Gangsters

31
Birthday of Nolan RyanBirthday of Nolan Ryan, a former Major League Baseball pitcher.Top 10 Unbreakable Records: Part 1

Feb
3
Birthday of Dave DaviesBirthday of Dave Davies (1947)Top 10 In-Band Feuds
Top 10 Classic Rock Guitar Riffs

25
Birthday of Doug YuleBirthday of Doug Yule (1947)Top 10 Controversial Band Member Replacements in Rock

Mar
3
Birthday of Jennifer WarnesBirthday of Jennifer Warnes (1947)Top 10 Classic Duets

6
Birthday of Kiki DeeBirthday of Kiki Dee (1947)Top 10 Classic Duets

6
Birthday of Rob ReinerBirthday of Rob Reiner (1947)Top 10 Rock 'n' Roll Movies

12
Truman Doctrine seeks to stem spread of Communism The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of Communism (1947)Biography of Harry S. Truman: Atomic Bombs, Communism, Korean War

25
Birthday of Elton JohnBirthday of Elton John (1947)Elton John Biography - Life and Career (REDUX)
Elton John Biography: Early Years (1947-1976)
Elton John Biography: Later Years (1977-Today)
Top 10 Classic Duets
Top 10 Unlikely Musical Collaborations
Top 10 Male Vocalists

Apr
7
Death of Henry FordDeath of Henry Ford (1947)Top 10 Successful Founder Spokespeople

12
Birthday of David Letterman Birthday of David Letterman (1947)The Career of Late Show Host David Letterman

15
Jackie Robinson breaks baseball's color line Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball's color line (1947)Brooklyn, LA Dodgers - Greatest Sports Franchises

21
Birthday of Iggy PopBirthday of Iggy Pop (1947)Top 10 Musicians Who Surprisingly Didn't Die From Drugs
Top 10 Punk Bands

25
Birthday of Johan CruyffBirthday of Johan Cruyff (1947).Top 10 Football Players

May
2
Release: Miracle on 34th StreetThe film Miracle on 34th Street is released (1947)Top 10 Classic Christmas Movies

Jun
1
Birthday of The Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood Birthday of Ronnie Wood [The Rolling Stones] (1947)The History of The Rolling Stones

20
Death of Bugsy SiegelDeath of Bugsy Siegel (1947).Top 10 Movie Portrayals of Real Life Gangsters
Top 10 Infamous Gangsters

24
Birthday of Fleetwood Mac's Mick FleetwoodFleetwood Mac's Mick Fleetwood is born (1947).Top 10 Classic Rock Bands

24
Kenneth Arnold UFO sighting took placeKenneth Arnold UFO sighting took place (1947)Top 10 UFO Sightings

Jul
2
Roswell Incident in New MexicoRoswell Incident, New Mexico, USA. A UFO apparently crash-landed on a ranch, and debris with strange markings and unusual properties was found. The U.S. Air Force claimed it was just a weather balloon (1947)Top 10 Hoaxes of All Time
World UFO Day: Celebrate Conspiracy and Mystery

6
The AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union The AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union (1947)The AK-47: From Weapon of War to Action Star

9
Birthday of O.J. SimpsonBirthday of OJ Simpson, an American football player who was acquitted for his wifes murder in The Trial of the CenturyTop 10 Controversial Athletes
Top 10 Alternate Casting Choices in Film

9
Birthday of The Jimi Hendrix Experience's Mitch MitchellThe Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell is bornTop 10 Rock Drummers

19
Birthday of Brian MayBirthday of Brian May (1947)Top 10 Greatest Rock Bands
Another Top 10 Queen Songs
Top 10 Guitar Solos
Top 10 Queen Songs
Top 10 Band Guitarists
The History of Queen and Freddie Mercury

20
Birthday of Carlos SantanaBirthday of Carlos Santana (1947)Top 10 Solo Guitarists
Top 10 Instrumental Songs: Classic Rock and Roll

22
Birthday of Don HenleyBirthday of Don Henley [The Eagles] (1947)Top 10 In-Band Feuds
Top 10 Classic Rock Bands

30
Birth of Arnold Schwarzenegger.Birthday of Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947)Top 10 Actors Recreated With Special Effects

30
Birthday of Arnold SchwarzeneggerBirthday of actor, bodybuilder and politician, Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947)Top 10 Arnold Schwarzenegger Moments
Top 10 Hilarious Action Hero One-Liners
Arnold Schwarzenegger Vs. Sylvester Stallone
Top 10 Most Memorable Moments From the Cast of The Expendables 2
Top 10 Career Defining Movies
Top 10 Action Movies of the 1980s
Top 10 Action Movies of the 1990s
Top 10 Alternate Casting Choices in Film

Aug
2
The BSAA Avro Lancastrian Star Dust airliner disappearsThe BSAA Avro Lancastrian Star Dust airliner disappears in the Andes (1947)Top 10 Aviation Mysteries

8
Birthday of Ken Dryden Birthday: Ken Dryden (1947) Ken Dryden on Politics vs. Sports

Sep
21
Birthday of Stephen KingBirthday of Stephen King (1947)Top 10 Stephen King Adaptations

21
Birthday of the Eagles Don FelderBirthday of Don Felder (1947).Top 10 In-Band Feuds
Top 10 Guitar Solos

30
The World Series is televised for first timeour series on the Greatest Sports Franchises of All Time with a look at the New York YankeesGreatest Sports Franchises - New York Yankees

Oct
5
1st Televised White House AddressThe first televised White House address is given by U.S. President Harry S. TrumanBiography of Harry S. Truman: Atomic Bombs, Communism, Korean War

5
Birthday of Brian JohnsonBirthday of Brian Johnson (1947).Top 10 AC/DC Songs
AC DC: History of the Hard Rock Band
Top 10 Hard Rock Bands of the 1980s
Top 10 Hard Rock Guitar Riffs
Top 10 Artists Whose Songs Sound the Same

13
Birthday of Sammy HagarBirthday of Sammy Hagar [Van Halen] (1947)Van Halen: History of the Hard Rock Band
Top 10 Controversial Band Member Replacements in Rock
Top 10 Van Halen Songs
Top 10 In-Band Feuds
Top 10 Hard Rock Bands of the 1980s

17
Birthday of Michael McKeanBirthday of Michael McKean (1947)Top 10 Rock 'n' Roll Movies

24
Birthday of Kevin KlineBirthday of Kevin Kline (1947)Top 10 Fictional Movie Presidents

26
Birthday of Hillary Rodham ClintonBirthday of Hillary Rodham Clinton, wife of President Bill Clinton and the 67th United States Secretary of State (1947)Top 10 Women’s Activists
Top 10 Influential First Ladies of the United States

Nov
10
Birthday of Greg LakeGreg Lake of Emerson, Lake and Palmer is born (1947)Top 10 Trio Bands in Rock
Top 10 Supergroups

13
Russia completes development of the AK-47Russia completes development of the AK-47, one of the first proper assault rifles (1947)The AK-47: From Weapon of War to Action Star

20
Birthday of the Eagles' Joe WalshBirthday of the Eagles' Joe Walsh (1947).Top 10 Guitar Solos

20
The Princess Elizabeth marries Lieutenant Philip MountbattenThe Princess Elizabeth marries Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey in London (1947)Royal Weddings Past and Present: From Princess Diana to Prince William

25
New Zealand became a fully independent sovereign stateTop Activities in New ZealandTop Activities in New Zealand

Dec
6
The Everglades National Park in Florida is dedicatedWatchMojo.com learns more about Florida's water activities.Travel Guide: Florida - Top Water Activities

29
Birthday of Ted DansonRetrospective of the popular television sitcom Cheers.Cheers Television Retrospective

30
Birthday of Jeff LynneJeff Lynne of Electric Light Orchestra and Traveling Wilburys is bornTop 10 Supergroups