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Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in December 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 December 1947: find out below

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 1947?


Events

  • 02 Dec 1947 13th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Lujack, Notre Dame (quarterback).
  • 03 Dec 1947 Tennessee Williams' play A Streetcar Named Desire opens on Broadway, New York, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
  • 04 Dec 1947 USSR joins International Amateur Athletic Union.
  • 05 Dec 1947 Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
  • 06 Dec 1947 The Everglades National Park in Florida is dedicated.
  • 08 Dec 1947 Caribbean Carnival opens at International Theater NYC for 11 performances
  • 09 Dec 1947 French labor unions call off the general strike and re-commence negotiations with the French government.
  • 10 Dec 1947 USSR and Czechoslovakia sign trade agreement.
  • 11 Dec 1947 Angel in the Wings opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 308 performances
  • 12 Dec 1947 United Mine Workers union withdraws from AFL.
  • 13 Dec 1947 Caribbean Carnival closes at International NYC after 11 performances
  • 14 Dec 1947 Cleveland Browns beat the New York Yankees 14-3 in AAFC championship game
  • 16 Dec 1947 William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain build the first practical point-contact transistor.
  • 17 Dec 1947 New York struck by a blizzard, resulting with 27 of snow
  • 18 Dec 1947 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Optissima Pax
  • 22 Dec 1947 Italian constituent assembly adopts new constitution.
  • 23 Dec 1947 Transistor invented by Bardeen, Brattain and Shockley in Bell Labs
  • 25 Dec 1947 Taiwan passes Human Rights laws (Day of Earth Law).
  • 26 Dec 1947 Cradle Will Ruck opens at Mansfield Theater NYC for 34 performances
  • 27 Dec 1947 1st Howdy Doody Show, (Puppet Playhouse), telecast on NBC
  • 28 Dec 1947 Chicago Cardinals beat Philadelphia Eagles 28-21 in NFL championship game.
  • 29 Dec 1947 Ship carrying Jewish immigrants driven away from Palestine.
  • 30 Dec 1947 36th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1).

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in December 1947?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - White Christmas
  2. - (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
  3. - A Gal in Calico
  4. - Serenade of the Bells
  5. - Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful

Directed by: Roberto Benigni

Starring: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Country: United States of America

Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Country: United States of America

Django Unchained

Django Unchained

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Starring: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy

Country: United States of America

Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence of Arabia

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Country: United States of America