August 1947 calendar

August 1947

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in August 1947.
The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Clement Attlee (Labour), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on August 1947: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 1947?


  • 01 Aug 1947 Medium & The Telephone opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 211 performances
  • 04 Aug 1947 The Supreme Court of Japan is established.
  • 05 Aug 1947 Netherlands ceases political action in Indonesia, due to UN pressure
  • 07 Aug 1947 Balsa raft Kon Tiki crashes into a Polynesian archipelago reef
  • 14 Aug 1947 Mildred Babe Didrikson Zaharias gives up amateur status for $300,000.
  • 15 Aug 1947 India declares independence from the UK, Islamic part becomes Pakistan
  • 16 Aug 1947 Ralph Kiner becomes 1st Pirate to hit 3 consecutive HRs
  • 17 Aug 1947 The Radcliffe Line, the border between Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed.
  • 18 Aug 1947 Naval torpedo and mine factory explodes at Cadiz, Spain, killing 168, injuring 4000.
  • 19 Aug 1947 J Arens and D van Dorpen synthetise vitamin A
  • 20 Aug 1947 Boston Braves hit a million attendance for 1st time
  • 21 Aug 1947 1st Little League World Series Maynard Midgets of Williamsport PA win
  • 22 Aug 1947 14th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Chi Bears 0 (105,840)
  • 23 Aug 1947 The Prime Minister of Greece, Dimitrios Maximos, resigns.
  • 25 Aug 1947 Marion Carl in D-558-I sets world aircraft speech record, 1,047 km/h
  • 26 Aug 1947 1st black baseball pitcher Don Bankhead (Hit a HR on 1st at bat)
  • 27 Aug 1947 When the French government lowers the daily bread ration to 200ampnbspgrams, causing riots in Verdun and in Le Mans.
  • 29 Aug 1947 Constantine Tsaldaris follows Maximos as Greece Premier
  • 30 Aug 1947 A fire at a movie theater in Rueil, a suburb of Paris, France kills 87 people.
  • 31 Aug 1947 Hungarian communist party wins election

Famous Birthday

Famous Deaths

vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in August 1947?
Unlimited, ad-free streaming of over a million songs, 30 day Free Trial

Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now (Decca)
  2. - I Ain't Mad at You
  3. - Near You
  4. - The Lady from 29 Palms
  5. - The Lady from Twenty-Nine Palms


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
Watch popular movies, TV series and live events, start your 30-day free trial

Into the Wild

Into the Wild

Directed by: Sean Penn

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

Country: United States of America

Elite Squad

Elite Squad

Directed by: José Padilha

Starring: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira, Milhem Cortaz

That Obscure Object of Desire

That Obscure Object of Desire

Directed by: Luis Buñuel

Starring: Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet, Ángela Molina, Julien Bertheau

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Joe May

Starring: Kay Francis, Basil Rathbone, Ian Hunter, Jane Bryan

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Directed by: Stephen Chbosky

Starring: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd