Neha Patil

1947 in Norway

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1947 in Norway
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Events in the year 1947 in Norway.

Contents

Incumbents

  • Monarch - Haakon VII
  • Prime Minister - Einar Gerhardsen (Labour Party)
  • Events

  • 7 August - Thor Heyerdahl's balsa wood raft, the Kon-Tiki, smashes into the reef at Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands after a 101-day, 4,300-mile journey across the Pacific Ocean, proving that pre-historic peoples could have traveled from South America.
  • 28 August - Kvitbjørn disaster: A flying boat of type Short Sandringham named "Kvitbjørn" crashes into a mountain near Lødingen in Norway; all 35 on board (28 passengers and 7 crew) perish.
  • Owned by Norsk Hydro between 1912 and 1918, the artificial fertilizer production at Glomfjord is leased back to Hydro by the Norwegian government. This activity is today Yara International. Hydro also buys the power plant.
  • Municipal and county elections are held throughout the country.
  • Literature

  • The Norwegian Writers for Children association (Norske Barne- og Ungdomsbokforfattere) is founded.
  • Nils Johan Rud, novelist, short story writer and magazine editor, is awarded the Gyldendal's Endowment literature prize for the first time
  • Notable births

  • 1 January - Paul Benjamin Vogt, politician and Minister (born 1863)
  • 2 January - Hans Gjeisar Kjæstad, politician
  • 19 January - Frank Aarebrot, political economist
  • 20 January - Dag Jostein Fjærvoll, politician
  • 24 January - Øystein Sunde, folk singer and guitarist
  • 4 February - Halvor Hagen, American football player
  • 9 February - Ole Paus, singer, author and poet
  • 14 February - Marit Nybakk, politician
  • 20 February - Torstein Dahle, politician and economist
  • 27 February - Johan Elsness, politician
  • 2 March - Steinar Pedersen, politician
  • 4 March - Jan Garbarek, saxophonist
  • 5 March
  • Jørg Willy Bronebakk, diplomat
  • Lorents Lorentsen, civil servant
  • Ola Didrik Saugstad, pediatrician and professor
  • 7 March - Laila Riksaasen Dahl, bishop
  • 12 March
  • Erling Lars Dale, educationalist
  • Arne Sortevik, politician
  • 15 March - Henning Skumsvoll, politician
  • 16 March - Erling Lae, politician
  • 29 March - Aage Kvalbein, cellist and professor of cello
  • 30 March - Torbjørn Digernes, physicist and professor
  • 4 April - Inger Smuk, politician
  • 9 April - Olav Steinar Namtvedt, politician
  • 11 April - Kristen Fløgstad, triple jumper and long jumper
  • 21 April - Inge Hansen, businessperson
  • 22 April - Anne Brit Stråtveit, politician
  • 26 April - Sverre Leiro, businessperson
  • 30 April - Finn Kalvik, singer and composer
  • 6 May - Odd Aalen, statistician and professor
  • 9 May – Frank Stubb Micaelsen, poet and novelist (d. 2013).
  • 12 May - Tore Eriksen, economist and civil servant
  • 16 May
  • Kari Gjesteby, politician and Minister
  • Tom Thoresen, politician
  • 8 June - Jan Otto Fredagsvik, politician
  • 11 June - Svein Erik Bakke, entrepreneur (died 2006)
  • 14 June - Karen Margrethe Kuvaas, politician
  • 23 June - Thor Hansen, professional poker player
  • 27 June - Tron Øgrim, journalist, author and politician (died 2007)
  • 28 June - Bjørn Simensen, culture administrator and former journalist
  • 3 July - Rolf Erling Andersen, politician
  • 5 July
  • Astrid Bekkenes, politician
  • Sigurd Frisvold, general and former Chief of Defence of Norway
  • 24 July - Svein Rennemo, businessperson
  • 26 July - Kristian Helland, politician
  • 28 July - Kjell Øvergård, politician
  • 4 August - Halvar Hansen, politician
  • 12 August - Ole Henrik Magga, Sámi linguist and politician
  • 20 August - Per Ravn Omdal, former president of the Norwegian Football Association
  • 23 August - Terje Rypdal, guitarist and composer
  • 1 September - Jan Jakob Tønseth, author, poet and translator
  • 3 September - Kjell Magne Bondevik, Lutheran minister, politician and Prime Minister of Norway
  • 12 September - Bjørn Floberg, actor
  • 19 September - Knut Karlberg, veterinarian
  • 21 September - Åge Tovan, politician
  • 23 September - Morten Strand, soccer player and politician
  • 24 September - Erik Hivju, actor
  • 25 September - Torhild Staahlen, operatic mezzo-soprano
  • 27 September - Svein Kvia, international soccer player (died 2005)
  • 28 September - Gustav Lorentzen, singer-songwriter (died 2010)
  • 10 October - Håkon Helgøy, politician
  • 11 October - Sigmund Kroslid, politician
  • 19 October - Gunnar Staalesen, writer
  • 31 October - Gunhild Elise Øyangen, politician and Minister
  • 3 November - Tor Svendsberget, biathlete
  • 5 November - Eyvind Skeie, priest and author
  • 11 November - Surrey Marshe, model
  • 18 November - Øyvind Stene, engineer and businessperson
  • 19 November - Finn Tveter, rower, Olympic silver medallist and jurist
  • 22 November - Terje Rød-Larsen, diplomat and sociologist
  • 24 November - Eva Lundgren, feminist scholar and sociologist
  • 5 December - Jørgen Kosmo, politician and Minister
  • 18 December
  • Einar Olav Skogholt, politician
  • Sten Stensen, speed skater and Olympic gold medallist
  • 29 December - Odd-Arne Jacobsen, musician
  • Full date unknown

  • Håvard Kjærstad, businessperson
  • Kai Paulsen, journalist, photographer and computer collector (died 2002)
  • Johan Vold, businessperson
  • Notable deaths

  • 12 February - Ragnhild Kåta, first deafblind person in Norway to receive proper schooling (born 1873)
  • 10 March - Ole Wehus, Nazi collaborator and torturist, executed (born 1909)
  • 8 April - Olaf Frydenlund, rifle shooter and Olympic silver medallist (born 1862)
  • 22 April - Einar Dønnum, Nazi collaborator, executed (born 1897)
  • 30 April - Yngvar Bryn, track and field athlete and pairs figure skater (born 1881)
  • 24 May - Øistein Schirmer, gymnast and Olympic gold medallist (born 1879)
  • 1 August - Harald Natvig, rifle shooter and Olympic gold medallist (born 1872).
  • 15 September - Øistein Jakobsen, politician (born 1907)
  • 15 October - John Johansen, sprinter (born 1883)
  • 18 October - Johan Cappelen, jurist and politician (born 1889)
  • 21 October
  • Torger Baardseth, bookseller and publisher (born 1875)
  • Per Larssen, politician and Minister (born 1881)
  • 23 October - Sigurd Christiansen, novelist and playwright (born 1891)
  • 3 November - Embrik Strand, arachnologist (born 1876)
  • 20 November - Magnus Nilssen, politician and Minister (born 1871)
  • Full date unknown

  • Per Lysne, Rosemaling artist (born 1880)
  • References

    1947 in Norway Wikipedia


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