Monday 12 May 1947
It was Monday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 12, 1947). The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Butch Trucks and Mark Vonnegut.
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1947
On TV people were watching In the Kelvinator Kitchen.
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- Saint Epiphanius
- Saint Domitilla
- Day of Finnishness in Finland; Commemoration day of J. V. Snellman.
- International Nurses Day
- Saint Modoald
- Buddhism in Sri Lanka, Thailand - Visakha Bucha. (2006) 
- Israel - Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israeli Independence Day) for 2005: the observed date of this national holiday is determined by the Jewish Calendar.
- Blessed Imelda
- Saint Pancras (died 304), second of the Ice Saints
- Feast day of the following saints in the Roman Catholic Church: Saints Achilleus and Nereus
- Saint Joan of Portugal
- Mark Vonnegut: Author.
- Butch Trucks: Musician.
- Micheline Lanctot: American film actor, director and screenwriter.
- Catherine Yronwode: American writer and editor.
- Christian Daziano: French diplomat, who served as ambassador to Burundi (1999-2003), Benin (2003-2007) and Mozambique (2009-2012).
- Michael Ignatieff: Canadian writer, journalist, biographer, novelist, playwright, and Director of Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.
- Stephen Raville: American legal tax advisor, economist and CEO of Advanced Telecommunications.
- The animated cartoon film ''Rabbit Transit'', directed by Friz Freleng, is released.
- The Cold War begins: In an effort to fight the spread of Communism, President Harry S. Truman signs an Act of Congress that implements the Truman Doctrine. This Act grants $400 million in military and economic aid to Turkey and Greece.
- David Lean's film ''Great Expectations'', based on the novel by Charles Dickens, opens in the United States. Critics call it the finest film ever made from a Charles Dickens novel.