(Saturday, March 22, 1947) — Viscount Mountbatten, who on March 24, 1947, will become the twenty-ninth and presumably the last British Viceroy of India, arrived today in New Delhi by special plane from London to oversee the transition of British India to independence no later than June 30, 1948.
(Saturday, March 1, 1947) — “Managua, Nicaragua” by Freddy Martin and His Orchestra (vocal refrain by Stuart Wade and ensemble) peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for two consecutive weeks (Mar. 1/8, 1947).
(Saturday, February 22, 1947) — “Open the Door, Richard!” by Count Basie and His Orchestra (vocal refrain by Harry Edison and Bill Johnson) peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart for one week.
(Thursday, February 20, 1947) — Prime Minister Clement Attlee announced in an address to Parliament today that the British government intended to withdraw all its military forces and government officials from India by June 1948 at the latest.