1. On January 23, what did the Bulletin’s directors announce? On January 23, the Bulletin’s directors announced that they had moved the Doomsday Clock's minute hand forward. 2. In 1947, what did the number of minutes to midnight represent? In 1947, the number of minutes to midnight represented the likelihood of a nuclear war. 3. Who were present at the Doomsday Clock announcement? Two members of the Elders, Ban Ki-moon and Mary Robinson, were present at the Doomsday Clock announcement.