1893 - 1948
 
 
 

 

1947

 

 

AGE 19,
AT THE EARL CARROLL THEATRE

 

 

 
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In 2013
At age 85
65 years after Earl Carroll's
 
SHIRLEY
CLAIRE
WAS ON
NATIONAL
TV AGAIN
 
View
April 2013A
Shirley Says: DOUBLE LEFT CLICK MY PHOTO
"Click my photo'
 
From
TVland's
Reality
Show
with
Shirley Claire
 
Subjects
Best of Shirley
On Computers
On Giving Back
On Fashion
On Vegas
On Texting
On Undergarments
On Women Today
Paint Your Shoes
Save Your Money
She says the S word
 
SHIRLEY CLAIRE
did the six episode pilot for
the Forever Young reality show as
well as the live
National TV
interviews and
Internet Videos.
 
There would not have been a show had the pilot not been accepted
 
HOW DID
SHIRLEY
CLAIRE
GET THE
GIG?
 
GET THE ANSWER
 
A
 
CLICK SPECIAL MESSAGE FOR THE ANSWER
 
 
 
 
A 1947 MAP
 
 
OF HOLLYWOOD
 
 
6230 SUNSET BOULVARD
 
 
 
 
 
 
SHIRLEY CLAIRE RECALLS
 
November 1947
"MR. CARROLL once sending me a note:
 

'TELL THE GIRL WITH THE PIANO KEYBOARD TEETH TO SHUT HER MOUTH.'

He did not like us to smile.

We wore body makeup and it looked like Milk of Magnesia.

We had to purchase the makeup for 50 cents a bottle. (= $5.25 plus today.)

Mr. Carroll did not allow suntan's."
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
$50.00 per week then equals
$524.93 per week in 2013
that is 948.8%
= 14.4% per year
THANK YOU GOVERNMENT
 
 
 
 
SHIRLEY CLAIRE
IS STILL WORKING
 
 
THE SHOW
MUST GO ON
 
 
 
 
SHIRLEY CLAIRE TODAY
SC TODAY
 
 
 
 
SC NOW
 
 
 
AT AGE 85
SHIRLEY CLAIRE WAS ON
 
FROM
EARL CARROLL
TRAINING
 
AT AGE 63, 64, and 65
 
 
Shirley Claire starred in THE FABULOUS PALM SPRINGS FOLLIES for three seasons.
AT AGE 68, and 69
Shirley Claire headlined a Las Vegas Style floor show, Festival.
 
Festival was produced by Greg Purdy for the Fantasy Springs Casino.
 
Festival ran for two years.
 
AT AGE 83
IT WAS IN THE CAN
Shirley Claire did the six episode pilot of a reality show for:
 
SHIRLEY
CLAIRE
WAS ON
 
SHIRLEY CLAIRE DID THE PILOT
AND SIX EPISODES
 
UPDATE January 2013
 
IT'S OUT OF THE CAN
 

TVland launches new original TV Series:

FOREVER YOUNG
ENDS
Wed, MAY 1st, 2013
10:PM ET / PT
IT IS THE LAST SHOW WITH SHIRLEY CLAIRE

From the mind of Ashton Kutcher, comes a unique social experiment:

What happens when fun - loving, uninhibited twenty - somethings are unknowingly picked to live and work with strong - willed, opinionated seventy - somethings? w

As they compete in challenges designed to bridge the generation gap, they ultimately learn you don't have to be old to be wise or young to be youthful!

The series will air back-to-back episodes for five weeks and will have its finale on Wednesday, May 1.

 
 
 
 
 
 
FOREVER YOUNG STARTS WED, APRIL 3rd 2013 ON
AT 10:PM ET / PT
AND ENDS MAY 1st
It is
SHIRLEY CLAIRE'S
last show
 
VIEW THE CAST
CLICK THE PHOTO
 
 
 
TELEVISION NOTES
By Bruce Fessier
 
The DESERT SUN
NEWSPAPER
Palm Springs CA
 
3 / 12 / 2013
Shirley Claire, an 85 - year - old former member of the
 
 
is starring in the new reality show.
 
 
- debuting on April 3rd
at 10 PM ET / PT on
 
 
Catch Shirley Claire on:
 
ACCESS HOLLYWOOD
LIVE
Mon. / 4 / 1 / '13
 
 
ANDERSON COOPER
LIVE
Mon. / 4 / 29 / 2013
 
 
WATCH WHAT
HAPPENS
Tues. / 4 / 2 / 2013
 
 
and on the web at
GRANDPARENTS.COM
 

Shirley Claire promoted the show on live National TV and made Internet videos on how seniors and young adults co - exist in the same house.

 
 
 
AT AGE 84
IT WAS IN THE CAN
Shirley Claire was a extra in the movie:
 
BEHIND THE
CANDELABRA
ON HBO
THE STORY OF LIBERACE
Starring:
Michael Douglas
and Matt Damon

Directed by Steven Sonderbergh

 
 
 
IT'S OUT OF THE CAN AND PREMIERES SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013 ON HBO
 
 
A photo from the shoot Aug. 2012
SHIRLEY NOW
NOTE: Shirley Claire was the first person in line when they entered the church for his funeral.
 
 
 
 
EARL CARROLL
History
 
DOB 9 / 16 / 1889 - DOD 6 / 17 / 1948
 
WW I

Lieutenant Earl Carroll, the prominent composer, is now a full-fledged aviator in the U.S. Army Service.

He is shown beside his fast scout machine.

Earl Carroll was one of the few that came back................ ca 1917

   

EARL CARROLL quit school at age 10. He worked at odd jobs in Pittsburgh theatres from 1903 to 1910.

AT AGE 16 worked his way around the world.

IN WW I, Earl Carroll was a pilot.
 
HE WAS an American theatrical producer, director, songwriter, composer and theater owner who was born in Pittsburgh, Pa.
 
EARL CARROLL wrote scores for Broadway shows as well as popular songs.
 
EARL CARROLL lived and worked during the vaudeville - burlesque era. It was the world of the 1910's, 20's, 30's, and 40's.

HE REFINED burlesque and made it into an art form.

HISTORY WILL PRAISE HIM.

 
 
Earl Carroll quote
"ANY MALE LOOKING FOR A 'LEG SHOW' could simply head to the nearest beach.
THIS BATHING SUITE WAS CONSIDERED RISQUE IN THE 1920'S.
Our young people in their unafraid companionship preach and practice a freedom formerly unknown."
 

 

 
 
 
EARL CARROLL
BUSTED
eA
 
 
EA
 
EARL CARROLL DIED June 17, 1948 in an airplane crash which also took the life of his companion, Beryl Wallace, at Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania. He was 58 years old when he passed.
 
 

 

 

IT WAS
THE END
OF
AN AREA
 

 

 

 

EARL CARROLL LIVED THROUGH TWO WORLD WARS AND SAW THE GREAT CHANGE IN OUR SOCIETY; IT'S TASTES AND CUSTOMS.

EARL CARROLL KEPT UP WITH THE CHANGES.

EARL CARROLL HELPED CREATE THE CHANGES.

 
 
 

EARL CARROLL owned clubs in the nineteen twenties, thirties and forties.

HIS THEATRES WERE in New York (long gone) and in Los Angeles, 6230 Sunset Blvd., near Vine. (Now home of TV Land.)

 

ACCORDING TO KEN MURRAY who wrote the 1976 biography of Earl Carroll -

THE BODY MERCHANT
 
Carroll was:
"THE MOST NOTORIOUS
CONOISSEUR OF FEMALE
FLESH IN THE HISTOTY OF SHOW BUSINESS."

OVER THE ENTRANCE of his Hollywood theater was a bright neon sign that stated:

"THROUGH THESE PORTALS PASS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRLS IN THE WORLD."
 
YOU COULD NOT MISS IT

THIS WAS A TIME FOR conspicuous clubbing. It was a time to dress in your tightest and brightest, to wear flashing smiles and face flash bulbs in cameras.

HAIR WAS SHORT, shingled and lacquered; and shone with brilliantine. It was no surprise that Carroll's revues were called 'Vanities'. But the name of the show wasn't important, because THE PEOPLE CAME TO SEE THE GIRLS.

THE SURREAL and statuesque costumes from the previous decade were considered clumsy and prehistoric.

WHO KNOWS how many pounds of feathers, layers of painted taffeta or yards of sequined silk were packed away into trunks?

NO MATTER - people wanted to see bodies..... And Carroll found them.

EARL CARROLL PRIDED HIMSELF on how perfectly he matched his girls.

BEFORE A GIRL WAS ACCEPTED, the girl had to be subjected to over twenty measurements. (See left side below.)

NOTES WERE ALSO TAKEN on her voice, hair, eyes - the things that defeated the measuring tape.

AND CONSIDERED LAST of all was her 'personality'.

EARLIER, the use of cosmetic endowments by women was seen as not only immoral but illegal.

JUST AS the waist was being tortured, the use of bum-rolls, bustle frills and hip panniers made the admirer focus on her exquisite tininess.

IN 1770 A BILL WAS PASSED into English law, forbidding any woman "To impose upon, seduce, or betray into Matrimony any of His Majesty's subjects by means of scent, paints, cosmetic washes, artificial teeth, iron stays, hoops, high-heeled shoes, or bolstered hips."

LET THE BUYER BEWARE.

Earl Carroll quote
"GIRLS LIKE TO ADMIER beautiful girls, and men unquestionably do, and they will all pay for this pleasure.
 
OF COURSE, THIS LEEDS TO my making money, thus satisfying my material as well as my artistic desire."
 
 
EARL CARROLL PRODUCED

and directed numerous Broadway musicals, including eleven editions of: EARL CARROLL Vanities as well as the EARL CARROLL Sketch Book.

EARL CARROLL ALSO produced Murder at the Vanities, which was made into a movie: "The Troubadour of the Nude" starring Jack Yucky.

EARL CARROLL was famous for his productions featuring the most lightly clad show girls on Broadway and in Hollywood.

In 1922 he built the first EARL CARROLL Theatre in New York, which was demolished and rebuilt on a grander scale in 1931.

EARL CARROLL was a caring and geneous man.

His marketing was superb. See: POST CARDS (Please allow time for the photos to load.)

 
 
 
 
Click for the
by Ed Sullivan
 
 
IN GOOD COMPANY
 
YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT IS BEHIND THE MASK.
 
 

THE FOLLOWING ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE WORKED AT THE EARL CARROLL THEATER IN HOLLYWOOD.

Dorothy Abbott

Marie Allison (Rich)

Lois Andrews

Ernestine Anderson

Lona Andre

Sally Barnes

Wanda Barbour

Betty Bethune

Rita Boss

Suellen Cain

Caprice Capron

Beverly Carroll

Nancy Caswell

Shirley Claire (Jersig)

Nellie Colt (Zrebiec)

Maria Corday (Long)

Velma Cragin

Yvonne De Carlo

Dorothy Dell

Jo Ann Dickman

Claire Dodson

Elaine Gilbert

Betty Guthrie

Helen Groom

Ann Hudd

Pat Hutto (Rayes)

Thyra Janette

Peggy Hopkins Joyce

Evalyn Knapp

Patsy King

Ann Melton (Ross)

Marie McDonald

Dardy Moffett

Diana Mooney

Evelyn Moriarity

Rosemary Nelson

Marquita Olson

Gloria Pall

Virginia Perry

Constance Peel (Mehlhoff)

Wanda Perry

Peggy Pryor

Katherine Re

Jean Richey

Barbara Riiff (Davis)

Rita Rober

Casey Rogers

Marion Ross

Winona Smith

Jean Spangler

Marcia Sutton

Nicki Sutton (Chilson)

Loretta Swanson

Caroline Tjulander

Tyra Vaughn

Kerry Vaughn (Carol W. Coe)

Beryl Wallace

Jean Wallace

Dorothy White

Geni Whitlow

Gloria Wilson (Toland)

 
If you know any others, please let me know
 
EARL CARROLL GIRLS
MID 1980's
The Program
 
 
MORE 1947 PHOTOS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SEE THE COMPLETE PLAYGOER
Find Shirley in the cast
Hint: FALL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KRN MURRAY
 
 
 
 

THE ABOVE NAMES ARE WHAT I COULD FIND.

DO YOU KNOW ANY OF THE ABOVE OR ANY OTHER FORMER EARL CARROLL GIRLS?

Do you have any information or photos?

Can you identify any of the unknowns?

Please tell them about EarlGarrollGirls.com and

PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
 
I WOULD BE
DELIGHTED TO
INCLUDE THE
INFORMATION ON
THIS STIE.
 
Thank you,
 
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SPECIAL CREDIT IS
DUE FAMILIES OF EARL CARROLL GIRLS AND THE PUBLIC INTERNET
 

THIS INFORMATION is believed accurate and correct but not guaranteed.

Searches were conducted through Goggle, Ask, Yahoo and other search engines.

Data was obtained from public and private sources. Also, data was obtained by the author through personal interviews.

Some of the images were obtained from the public Internet.

Other images were obtained from Earl Carroll Girls or their families.

Data was verified through multiple sources and printed material.

 
 
 
 
THE COPYRIGHT 2008, 20010, 2013 LASTS
FOR 70 YEARS PAST
THE AUTHORS DEATH.
A THANK YOU TO SONNY BONO.
 
Website designed by komminsky
 
 
 
 
 
 
Visit Shirley's personal website
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
hollyland sign
 
 
 
 
 
 
BEACH 1940'S
   
   
   
VANITIES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PLAY CARDS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
   
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CLOSE COVER BEFORE STRIKING
 
 
 
 
DO YOU REMEMBER?
 
 
 
 
 
COST OF A 1st CLASS US POSTAGE STAMP
 
YR
STAMP
1947
$.03
2013
$.46
 
 
 
 
1947 HAIR STYLES
 
 
 
 
MARTHA RAYE
MARTHA RAYE
 
 
MARTHA RAYE
MARTHA RAYE
 
 
MARTHA RAYE
MARTHA RAYE
 
 
MARTHA REYE
MARTHA RAYE
 
 
MARTHA RAYE
COLONEL MARTHA RAYE
 
 
MARTHA RAYE
COLONEL MARTHA RAYE
 
 

The most unforgivable over sight of TV is that her shows were not taped.
I was unaware of her credentials or where she is buried.


Somehow I just can't see Brittany Spears, Paris Hilton, or Jessica Simpson doing what this woman (and the other USO women, including Ann Margaret
& Joey Heatherton) did for our troops in past wars.


Most of the old time entertainers were made of a lot sterner stuff than today's crop of activists bland whiners.

The following is from an Army Aviator who takes a trip down memory lane:

"It was just before thanksgiving '67 and we were ferrying dead and wounded from a large GRF west of Pleiku. We had run out of body bags by noon, so the Hook (CH-47 CHINOOK) was pretty rough in the back.


All of a sudden, we heard a 'TAKE - CHARGE' woman's voice in the rear.
There was the singer and actress, Martha Raye, with a SF (Special Forces) beret and jungle fatigues, with subdued markings, helping the wounded into the Chinook, and carrying the dead aboard.


'Maggie' had been visiting her SF 'heroes' out 'west'.


We took off, short of fuel, and headed to the USAF hospital pad at Pleiku.
As we all started unloading our sad pax's, a 'Smart Mouth' USAF Captain said to Martha.... "Ms Ray, with all these dead and wounded to process, there would not be time for your show!"


To all of our surprise, she pulled on her right collar and said ......"Captain, see this eagle? I am a full 'Bird' in the US Army Reserve, and on this (side) is a
'Caduceus' which means I am a Nurse, with a surgical specialty.... now, take me to your wounded!" He said, "Yes ma'am.... follow me."
Several times at the Army Field Hospital in Pleiku, she would 'cover' a surgical shift, giving a nurse a well-deserved break.

Martha is the only woman buried in the Special Forces cemetery at Ft Bragg.

It was well recognized that Martha Raye endured less comfort and more danger than any other Vietnam entertainer.

Anonymous
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BROWN DERBY
 
 
 
NEWS OF THE DAY
Nineteen forty seven
Jan 1
Britain nationalizes its coal industry.
Jan 1
WTTG TV channel 5 in Washington, D.C. (MET) begins broadcasting.
Jan 2
Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali.
Jan 3
1st opening session of Congress to be televised.
Jan 3
William Dawson becomes 1st black to head a congressional committee.
Jan 4
"Park Avenue" closes at Shubert Theater in New York City after 72 performances.
Jan 4
"Show Boat" closes at the Ziegfeld Theater New York City after 417 performances.
Jan 6
Ray Lindwall smashes 100 vs. England in MCG Test.
Jan 6
Shirley Clair's birthday.
 
Age 19 Show Girl at the EARL CARROLL THEATRE.
Jan 7
Australia vs. England at MCG drawn in 6 days, 1st cricket draw in Australia since 1882.
Jan 8
General George Marshall becomes the Secretary of State.
Jan 8
Toronto Maple Leaf rookie Howie Meeker scores 5 goals in a game.
Jan 9
Roger Sessions' 2nd Symphony, premieres in San Francisco, CA
Jan 9
"Street Scene" opens at Adelphi Theater, New York City; runs for 148 performances.
Jan 10
British stop ships Independence and In-Gathering from landing in Israel.
Jan 10
"Finian's Rainbow" opens at 46th St. Theater, New York City and runs for 725 performances.
Jan 10
Greek steamer "Himara" strikes a wartime mine in Saronic Gulf, south of Athens, with the loss of 392 out of a total of 637 aboard.
Jan 16
Vincent Aurial elected president of France
Jan 17
Muiden Netherlands ammunition factory explodes, 16 die.
Jan 18
Detroit Tigers sell Hank Greenberg to Pirates for $35k.
Jan 18
"Red Mill" closes at Ziegfeld Theater New York City after 831 performances.
Jan 18
Small river steamer sank on Yangtze River, kills 400.
Jan 19
SS Himera runs aground at Athens, kills 392.
Jan 20
Brigadier General Edwin K Wright, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA.
Jan 21
Arthur Honegger's 4th Symphony premieres in Basel.
Jan 21
"Sweethearts" opens at Shubert Theater, New York City and runs for 288 performances.
Jan 22
1st commercial TV station west of Mississippi opens, Hollywood, CA.
Jan 22
KTLA TV channel 5 in Los Angeles, California (IND) begins broadcasting.
Jan 24
NFL adds 5th official (back judge) and allows sudden death in playoffs.
Jan 26
KLM Dakota crashes near Copenhagen, 22 die.
Jan 28
"Bay Psalm" book auctioned for a record $151,000.
Arthur Miller's "All My Sons," premieres in New York City.
Feb 1
Aleide de Gasperi forms Italian government of christian-dems and communists.
Feb 1
Dmitri Shostakovich named professor at conservatory of Leningrad.
Feb 1
NV United Dutch Fokker's Aircraft established.
Feb 3
1st black reporter in Congressional press gallery. (Percival Prattis)
Feb 3
-81 degrees F , Snag Yukon, AK. (A North American record)
Feb 3
Bradman bowled by Alec Bedser for a duck in 4th Test Cricket.
Feb 5
Bolewet Beirut becomes president of Poland.
Feb 6
Compton and Arthur Morris both complete dual tons in same Test Cricket.
Feb 7
Arabs and Jews reject British proposal to split Palestine.
Feb 8
Jan van der Hoorn wins 8th Dutch 11-cities skating race.
Feb 8
KSD (now KSDK) TV channel 5 in St. Louis, Missouri (NBC) begins broadcasting.
Feb 9
Bank robber Willie Sutton escapes jail in Philadelphia.
Feb 10
Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia.
Feb 10
Netherlands Radio Union forms.
Feb 10
Province of Petsamo returned to Soviet Union by Finland.
Feb 10
WW II peace treaties signed.
Feb 12
Daytime fireball and meteorite fall seen in eastern Siberia.
Feb 12
February 12 Record 100.5-kg sailfish caught, C W Stewart, Galapagos Islands.
Feb 15
"Toplitzky of Notre Dame" closes at Century Theater New York City after 60 performances.
Feb 16
Morton Gould's 3rd Symphony, premieres
Feb 17
Dutch RC bishops publish manifest against "godless communism".
Feb 17
Voice of America begins broadcasting to U.S.S.R.
Feb 18
24 die in a train crash in Gallitzin PA.
Feb 18
Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Telephone," premieres in New York City.
Feb 19
CBS radio premiere of Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasilieras No 3".
Feb 20
Chemical mixing error causes explosion that destroys 42 blocks in Los Angeles.
Feb 20
Lord Mountbatten appointed as last viceroy of India.
Feb 21
1st broadcast of 1st U.S. TV soap opera "A Woman to Remember" .
Feb 21
1st instant developing camera demonstrated in New York City, by E H Land.
Feb 21
Whipper Billy Watson beats Bill Longson, to become wrestling champ
Feb 23
General Eisenhower opens drive to raise $170M in aid for European Jews.
Feb 27
Paul-Emile Victor French polar expeditions organized.
Feb 28
Anti Kuomintang demonstration on Taiwan.
Mar 1
International Monetary Fund begins operation.
Mar 4
WWJ (now WDIV) TV channel 4 in Detroit, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting.
Mar 6
XB-45, 1st U.S. 4-engine jet bomber, makes 1st test flight, Muroc, California.
Mar 9
U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill.
Mar 9
U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
Mar 12
Belgian government of Huysmans resigns.
Mar 12
"Chocolate Soldier" opens at Century Theater New York City for 69 performances.
Mar 12
President Truman introduces Truman - doctrine to fight communism.
Mar 13
19th Academy Awards - "Best Years of Lives," De Havilland and March win.
Mar 13
"Brigadoon" opens at Ziegfeld Theater, New York City for 581 performances.
Mar 15
John Lee appointed 1st black commissioned officer in U.S. Navy,
Mar 16
Convair Liner, 1st U.S. twin-engine pressurized airplane, tested.
Mar 19
Belgian government of Spaak, forms.
Mar 19
Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek conquers Jenan.
Mar 20
180-metric ton blue whale (record) caught in South Atlantic.
Mar 21
Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fulgens radiatur.
Mar 21
President Truman signs Executive Order 9835 requiring all federal employees to have allegiance to the United States
Mar 21
Test Cricket debut of Bert Sutcliffe, New Zealand vs. England at Christchurch.
Mar 22
President Truman signs executive order calling for loyalty to US.
Mar 24
Congress proposes 2-term limitation on the presidency.
Mar 24
John D Rockefeller, Jr. donates New York City East River site to the U.N.
Mar 25
9th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Holy Cross beats Oklahoma 58 - 47.
Mar 25
Agreement of Linggadjati ratified in Batavia.
Mar 25
Coal mine explosion in Centralia, Illinois, claims 111.
Mar 25
Last day of Test cricket for Walter Hammond vs. New Zealand, Christchurch.
Mar 29
"Beggar's Holiday" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 111 performances.
Apr 1
1st Jewish immigrants to Israel disembark at Port of Eilat.
Apr 2
Carlo Terron's "Il diamente del profeta," premieres in Rome.
Apr 3
"Barefoot Boy with Cheek" opens at Martin Beck New York City for 108 performances.
Apr 4
Convention on International Civil Aviation goes into effect.
Apr 4
Largest group of sunspots on record.
Apr 4
U.N.'s International Civil Aviation Organization forms.
Apr 6
11th Golf Masters Championship: Jimmy Demaret wins, shooting a 281.
Apr 6
1st Tony Awards: Arthur Miller, David Wayne and Patricia Neal win.
Apr 8
Largest recorded sunspot (7,000) observed.
Apr 9
Atomic Energy Commission confirmed sunspots.
Apr 9
Baseball suspends Brooklyn Dodger Leo Durocher for 1 year.
Apr 9
Tornadoes striking West Texas and Oklahoma kill 169, injuring 1,300.
Apr 10
Jackie Robinson becomes the 1st black in major league baseball for the Dodgers.
Apr 10
King Frederik IX of Denmark crowned.
Apr 15
Jackie Robinson goes hitless in his major league debut.
Apr 16
Explosions and fire on French ship Grandcamp.
Apr 16
Lens to provide zoom effects demonstrated in New York City.
Apr 16
Massive explosion and fire kills 522 in Texas City, Texas
Apr 17
Jackie Robinson bunts for his 1st major league hit.
Apr 19
51st Boston Marathon won by Yun Bok Soh of Korea.
Apr 19
AAU record for a 25' rope climb is set in 4.7 seconds.
Apr 19
French ship explodes in Texas City harbor, kills about 522.
Apr 19
Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens.
Apr 19
Suh Yun Buck wins world record marathon.
Apr 20
Frederik IX becomes king of Denmark
Apr 22
1st NBA Championship: Philadelphia Warriors beat Chicago Stags
Apr 25
Lou Thesz beats Whipper Watson in St. Louis, to become wrestling champ.
Apr 25
Trial against WW II mayor of Amsterdam Edward Vonte begins.
Apr 26
"Bless the Bride" musical opens in London.
Apr 27
Babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium and through out United States
Apr 28
Thor Heyerdahl and Kon-Tiki sail from Peru to Polynesia.
Apr 30
Boulder Dam renamed in honor of Herbert Hoover.
May 1
Cleveland Indians abandon League Park to play all games at Municipal Stadium.
May 1
Lt General Hoyt S Vandenberg, USA, ends term as 2nd head of CIA
May 1
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.
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
General MacArthur approves Japanese constitution.
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.
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.
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.
Jun 1
OPA, which issued WW II rationing coupons, disbands.
Jun 1
Photosensitive glass developed.
Jun 2
Hungarian premier Ferenc Nagy resigns.
Jun 2
June 2 "Louisiana Lady" opens at Century Theater in New York City for 4 performances.
Jun 3
British viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten visits Pakistan.
Jun 4
House of Representatives approves Taft-Hartley act
Jun 5
Secretary of State George C. Marshall outlines Marshall Plan
Jun 6
Treaty drawn for establishment of International Patent Institute.
Jun 11
WW II sugar rationing finally ended in U.S., that began on May 28, 1942.
Jun 12
Babe Didrikson is 1st American to win British Women's Amateur Golf Champ.
Jun 13
1st night baseball game at Fenway Park; Red Soxs vs White Soxs.
Jun 15
1st night game at Detroit Briggs Stadium ;Tigers vs Athletics.
Jun 15
47th U.S. Golf Open: Lew Worsham shoots a 282 at St. Louis Country Club in MO.
Jun 16
June 16 1st TV Network News-Dumont's "News from Washington".
Jun 16
Pravda denounces Marshall Plan.
Jun 17
1st Round - The - World civil air service leaves New York City.
Jun 17
Earnest Reuter becomes mayor of Berlin.
Jun 17
Pan Am Airways chartered as 1st worldwide passenger airline.
Jun 18
Cincinnati's Red Ewell Blackwell pitched a no-hitter against the Boston Braves.
Jun 19
The F80 is the 1st plane to exceed 600 MPH; flown a by Albert Boyd of Muroc CA.
Jun 20
President Truman vetoes Taft-Hartley Act.
Jun 22
Ewell Blackwell just misses pitching back-to-back no-hitters.
Jun 23
Truman's veto of Taft-Hartley Act is overridden by congress.
Jun 24
29th PGA Championship: Won by Jim Ferrier at Plum Hollow Country Club in Detroit.
Jun 24
Jackie Robinson swipes home for 1st of 19 times in his career.
Jun 24
Jim Ferrier wins PGA golf tournament.
Jun 25
1st edition of Anne Frank's "The Back of House" is published.
Jun 25
Heavyweight Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello.
Jun 25
The Tennis shoe is introduced.
Jun 27
98 degrees F in De Bilt Netherlands
Jun 27
WRC TV channel 4 in Washington D.C. (NBC) begins broadcasting.
Jun 28
"Temptation by Red Ingle with Jo Stafford singing hits #1.
Jun 29
2nd U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betty Jameson
Jun 29
Yankees beat Senators starting a 19 game win streak.
Jul 1
Passenger ship Achille Lauro launched.
Jul 1
British Dominion Affairs office becomes Commonwealth Relations office.
Jul 2
Military coup discovered in France.
Jul 3
A Record 252,288 people pass through Grand Central Station, New York City.
Jul 3
Cleveland Indians purchase Larry Dolby.
Jul 3
Soviet Union doesn't partake in Marshall Plan.
Jul 4
61st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Jack Kramer beats Tom P. Brown.
Jul 5
54th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Margaret Osborne beat Doris Hart.
Jul 5
"Barefoot Boy with Cheek" closes at the Martin Beck Theartre New York City after 108 performances.
Jul 5
Larry Doby signs with Cleveland Indians.
Jul 8
Construction begins for United Nations HQ in New York City, NY USA.
Jul 9
Britain's Princess Elizabeth and Lt Philip Mountbatten's engagement.
Jul 9
Spain votes for Franco monarchy.
Jul 10
200 die when train derails and falls into a river in Canton, China.
Jul 10
Cleveland Indian Don Black pitches a no-hitter for Philadelphia A's.
Jul 16
Bobo Newsom wins 200th game, 1st as a Yankee. Iy is the the Yankees 18th straight. In nightcap Vic Rashi extends streak to 19.
Jul 18
British seize "Exodus 1947" ship of Jewish immigrants to Palestine.
Jul 18
King George VI signs Indian Independence Bill.
Jul 18
President Truman signs Presidential Succession Act.
Jul 18
Tigers shut out Yankees in 19 game win streak.
Jul 18
U.S. begins administering Trust Territory of Pacific Islands.
Jul 20
1st political action of Netherlands Army on Java and Sumatra.
Jul 21
Indonesia begins 1st political election.
Jul 22
-8 degrees at Charlotte Pass, NSW. An Australian record.
Jul 23
1st (U.S. Navy) air squadron of jets arrive at Quonset Point, Rhode Island.
Jul 25
1st (U.S. Navy) air squadron of jets arrive at Quonset Point, Rhode Island.
Jul 25
U.S. Department of Army created.
Jul 26
Department of Defense forms.
Jul 26
National Security Act establishes CIA.
Jul 27
Yogi Berri starts record 148 game errorless streak.
Jul 28
Iuliu, Maniu's Boer party becomes forbidden in Romania.
Jul 29
Gas leak explodes in a beauty parlor, 10 women die in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Jul 30
Cincinnati Reds game win streak ends, losing to New York Giants.
Aug 1
"Medium and The Telephone" opened at Barrymore Theater in New York City for 211 performances.
Aug 1
Valleivogels soccer team forms in Scherpenzeel.
Aug 5
Netherlands ceases political action in Indonesia, due to United Nations pressure.
August 6 1st performance of
Aug 5
Villa-Lobos' "Bachianas Brasilieras No 8".
Aug 7
Balsa raft Kon Tiki crashes into a Polynesian archipelago reef.
Aug 14
India granted independence within British Commonwealth.
Aug 14
Mildred Babe Didrikson Zaharias gives up amateur status for $300,000.
Aug 14
Pakistan gains independence from Britain.
Aug 15
India declares independence from UK, Islamic part becomes Pakistan.
Aug 15
Pakistan, formerly West Pakistan, declares independence from UK.
Aug 16
Ralph Kiner becomes 1st Pirate to hit 3 consecutive home runs.
Aug 18
Naval torpedo and mine factory explodes at Cadiz, Spain killing 300.
Aug 19
J. Arens and D. van Dorpen synthetise vitamin A.
Aug 20
Boston Braves hit a million attendance for 1st time.
Aug 20
Turner Caldwell sets aircraft speed record, 1131 kph.
Aug 21
1st Little League World Series.
Aug 22
14th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Chi Bears 0.
Aug 23
President Truman's daughter, Margaret's 1st public singing concert.
Aug 25
Marion Carl sets world aircraft speed record, 1,047 kph.
Aug 26
1st black baseball pitcher Don Bankhead Hit a home run on 1st at bat.
Aug 29
Constantine Tsaldaris follows Maximos as Greece premier.
Aug 31
Hungarian Communist Party wins election.
Aug 31
New York Giants set season record for home runs by a club - 183.
Sep 1
New York Giants home run breaks Yankee mark of 182.
Sep 3
Philadelphia A's Bill McCahan pitches a no-hitter for the Washington Senators.
Sep 3
Yankees get 18 singles to beat Red Soxs 11-2.
Sep 7
Battles between Hindus and Moslems in New Delhi.
Sep 8
British government sails "Exodus" with fugitives from the Nazis.
Sep 12
Pirate Ralph Kiner hits his record 8th home run in 4 games.
Sep 13
WPVI TV channel 6 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (ABC) begins broadcasting.
Sep 14
61st U.S. Womens Tennis: A Louise Brough beats M. O. duPont.
Sep 14
67th U.S. Mens Tennis: Jack Kramer beats Frank A Parker.
Sep 15
1st 4 engine jet propelled fighter plane is tested at Columbus, OH.
Sep 15
Yankees clinch pennant #15.
Sep 16
John Cobb sets world auto speed record at 394.2 MPH.
Sep 17
Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News.
Sep 17
James Forrestal is sworn in as 1st U.S. Secretary of Defense.
Sep 17
U.S. Department of Defense forms.
Sep 18
National Security Act, passes.
Sep 18
U.S. Air Force forms.
Sep 19
Jackie Robinson named 1947 "Rookie of Year".
Sep 22
Dodgers clinch NL pennant.
Sep 26
Happy Chandler announces Ford and Gillette to sponsor World Series.
Sep 27
"Sweethearts" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 288 performances.
Sep 29
Dizzy Gillespie presented his 1st Carnegie Hall concert in NY.
Sep 29
Former Yank manager Joe McCarthy signs to manage Red Sox.
Sep 29
Record World Series crowd of 73,365 at Yankee Stadium.
Sep 30
New York Yankees beat Dodgers - largest crowd of 73,365 and 1st televised game.
Oct 1
1st helicopter air mail and express service.
Oct 1
NHL Pension Society founded.
Oct 1
U.S. control of Haitian customs and governmental revenue ends.
Oct 1
William Wister Haines' "Command Decision," premieres in New York City
Oct 2
"Music in My Heart" opens at Adelphi Theater in New York City for 124 performances.
Oct 1
Yankee Yogi Berra becomes 1st to pinch hit a World Series homer.
Oct 2
Revised International Telecommunication Convention adopted.
Oct 3
1st telescope lens, 200 inches in diameter, completed.
Oct 3
October 3 "Under the Counter" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 27 performances.
Oct 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.
Oct 3
WMAL (now WJLA) TV channel 7 in Washington, D.C. (ABC) begins.
Oct 3
1st Presidential address (Truman) televised from White House.
Oct 6
Al Gionfriddo makes a great catch off Joe Dimaggio in World Series.
Oct 6
New York Yankees beat Dodgers in 44th World Series.
Oct 7
New York Yankees beat Dodgers in 44th World Series.
Oct 9
1st telephone conversation between a moving car and a plane.
Oct 9
"High Button Shoes" opens at Century Theater in New York City for 727 performances.
Oct 10
"Allegro" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 318 performances.
Oct 11
Brazil and Chile break diplomatic relations with U.S.S.R.
Oct 13
1st NHL All-Star Game: All-Stars beat Toronto.
Oct 13
"Kukla, Fran and Ollie" premieres.
Oct 14
Chuck Yeager in Bell XS-1 makes 1st supersonic flight.
Oct 14
Dutch Queen Wilhelmina gives golden award to general Eisenhower.
Oct 19
De Gaulles wins French municipal elections.
Oct 20
HUAC opens hearings into alleged Communist influence in Hollywood.
Oct 20
3 year Radio rights for the World Series sell for $475,000.
Oct 20
Robinson Jeffer's "Medea," premieres in New York City.
Oct 21
Dutch Dakota explodes near Coopenhagen, 16 die.
Oct 23
Husband and wife Dr. Carl Cori and Dr. Gerty Cori are 1st spouses to be awarded joint Nobel Prizes.
Oct 23
NAACP petition on racism, "An Appeal to the World" presented to UN.
Oct 24
A series of forest fires, $30 million of timber, in New England States.
Oct 25
Sam Breadon sells Cards to Robert Hannegan and Fred Saigh for $4M.
Oct 25
"Under the Counter" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 27 performances.
Oct 26
Maharajah of Jammu and Kashmir accedes to India.
Oct 27
WMAR TV channel 2 in Baltimore, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting.
Oct 27
"You Bet Your Life," with Groucho Marx, premieres on ABC radio.
Oct 29
Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherland form Benelux Union.
Oct 29
Trial of art forger Han of Meegeren begins in Amsterdam.
Oct 30
23 countries sign GATT agreement in Geneva.
Oct 30
Darius Milhauds 3rd Symphony "Hymnus Ambrosianus," premieres in Paris.
Nov 1
1st Aloha Week Parade held in Hawaii.
Nov1
"Medium and The Telephone" closes at the Barrymore in New York City after 211 performances.
Nov 1
U.N. trusteeship for Nauru granted to Australia, New Zealand and UK.
Nov 2
7th Ryder Cup: U.S. wins at Portland OP Country Club.
Nov 2
Howard Hughes's "Spruce Goose" flies for 1st and last time.
Nov 12
KPO-AM in San Francisco, California changes call letters to KNBC (now KNBR)
Nov 12
Schilderijenvervalser Han of Meegeren gets 1 year jail sentence.
Nov 15
Soccer team GVVV forms in Veenendaal.
Nov 16
15,000 demonstrate in Brussels against mild sentence of nazis.
Nov 19
200 inch mirror arrives at Mount Palomar.
Nov 20
1st permanent TV installed on the seagoing vessel: New Jersey.
Nov 20
Britain's Princess Elizabeth, marries Duke Philip Mountbatten.
Nov 20
"Meet the Press" makes network TV debut on NBC.
Nov 20
Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Mediator Dei.
Nov 20
U.N. General assembly begins debate on printing their own stamps.
Nov 21
Bill Longson beats Lou Thesz to become wrestling champ.
Nov 23
French government of Schumann, forms.
Nov 23
Washington Redskin Sammy Baugh passes for 6 touchdowns in game with Chicago Cards.
Nov 24
John Steinbeck's novel "Pearl" published.
Nov 24
Un-American Activities Committee finds "Hollywood 10" in contempt because of their refusal to reveal whether they were communists.
Nov 25
Future Queen Elizabeth marries Prince Philip in Westminster Abbey.
Nov 25
New Zealand acedes to Statute of Westminster, becomes a dominion.
Nov 27
November 27 Joe DiMaggio wins his 3rd MVP, beating Ted Williams by 1 vote.
Nov 29
35th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Calgary Stampeders.
Nov 29
U.N. General Assembly partitions Palestine between Arabs and Jews.
Nov 30
Arab terrorist campaign opens in Palestine.
Nov 30
Day after United Nations decree for Israel, Jewish settlements attacked.
Dec 2
13th Heisman Trophy Award: John Lujack, Notre Dame quarterback.
Dec 3
Tennessee Williams' "Streetcar Named Desire," premieres in New York City.
Dec 4
U.S.S.R. joins International Amateur Athletic Union.
Dec 5
Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for heavyweight boxing title.
Dec 8
"Caribbean Carnival" opens at International Theater in New York City for 11 performances.
Dec 10
U.S.S.R. and Czechoslovakia sign trade agreement.
Dec 11
"Angel in the Wings" opens at Coronet Theater in New York City for 308 performances.
Dec 11
Pacific Coast League application for major league status rejected.
Dec 12
United Mine Workers union withdrew from AFL.
Dec 13
"Caribbean Carnival" closes at International in New York City after 11 performances.
Dec 13
Maine Turnpike opens.
Dec 14
Cleveland Browns beat New York Yankees.
Dec 17
New York struck by a blizzard, resulting with 27" of snow.
Dec 17
WEWS TV channel 5 in Cleveland, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting.
Dec 18
Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Optissima Pax.
Dec 22
Italy addops constitution.
Dec 23
Transistor invented by Bardeen, Brattain and Shockley in Bell Labs.
Dec 23
Taiwan passes Human Rights laws, the Day of Earth Law.
Dec 26
British transfer Heard and McDonald Islands in the Indian Ocean to Australia.
Dec 26
"Cradle Will Ruck" opens at Mansfield Theater in New York City for 34 performances.
Dec 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.

Dec 27
The "Howdy Doody Show," is 1st telecast on NBC.
Dec 28
Groucho Marx removed by force from 'Restricted' hotel in Miami Beach.
Dec 28
Chicago Cards beat Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL championship game.
Dec 29
Ship carrying Jewish immigrants driven away from Palestine.
Dec 30
36th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York.
Dec 30
Romanian republic proclaimed.
Dec 31
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