1947: On This Year


1947 (MCMXLVII in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1947th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 1947 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 1947 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 1947, who was Time's Person of the Year in 1947, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 1947, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 1947, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 1947.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 1947 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What was 1947 known for ?

  • In 1947, following the horrors of the atrocities of the Second World War, a major political event occurred that has had global repercussions for generations. The impact of this event has been felt especially in the Near East. This was the year that Palestine was partitioned and the State of Israel was created.
  • In another important political development, albeit with more of a cultural impact for the Anglosphere, this was the year that Princess Elizabeth announced her engagement to Philip Mountbatten. After their marriage and Elizabeth’s ascension to the throne, Philip became Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
  • 1947 was also the year that a major political shift occurred in the United States. On the heels of World War II and in the shadow of the developing Cold War, the US took a major step in creating the “national security state” – a major increase in the size and scope of the central government in Washington, DC. This was brought to bear with the National Security Act of 1947, which established what would eventually be called the Department of Defense, established the National Security Council, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The effects of this Act have been felt in the United States and abroad for decades.
  • News highlights in 1947 were not all politics, though. In a major cultural development in the United States, Jackie Robinson started with the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the first black athlete to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era, essentially desegregating professional baseball in the US.
  • In film, the holiday classic, Miracle on 34th Streetopened in the US and Gentleman’s Agreement, starring Gregory Peck, won Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
  • Finally, in a major literary event, Anne Frank’s diary from World War II was published for the first time. The diary was initially published in Amsterdam and then became an international classic, read by generations of students across the world.

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1947: Oscar Winners of the Year

In 1947, during the 20th Academy Awards Cerimony, held on 20/03/1948 the following movies, actors, actresses and directors were awarded with the Oscar in 6 categories honoring the films released in 1947:

What movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 1947?

The Oscar for Best Movie went to Gentleman's Agreement, directed by Elia Kazan, starring Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield, Celeste Holm produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Director Oscar in 1947?

The Oscar for Best Director went to Elia Kazan, for the movie Gentleman's Agreement, starring Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield, Celeste Holm produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actor Oscar in 1947?

The Oscar for Best Actor went to Ronald Colman, for the movie A Double Life, starring Ronald Colman, Edmond O'Brien, Signe Hasso, Shelley Winters produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Actress Oscar in 1947?

The Farmer's Daughter
The Oscar for Best Actress went to Loretta Young, for the movie The Farmer's Daughter, starring Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore, Charles Bickford produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1947?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to Edmund Gwenn, for the movie Miracle on 34th Street, starring Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Gene Lockhart produced in the United States of America.

Who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1947?

The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Celeste Holm, for the movie Gentleman's Agreement, starring Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield, Celeste Holm produced in the United States of America.
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1947: Who was Time's Person of the Year?

George Marshall
In 1947, George Marshall was named by TIME magazine as Person of the Year. Appointed United States Secretary of State in 1947, Marshall was the architect of the Marshall Plan.
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1947: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 1947?

According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 1947 was the Year of the Pig.

Discover Zodiac Sign Characteristics and Personality Traits of people born under the Pig sign.

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1947: Nobel Prize Winners of the Year

1947: Who won the Nobel Peace Prize ?

In 1947 the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to:
  • Friends Service Council
  • American Friends Service Committee
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1947: What were the most popular baby names in the USA that year ?

The 3 most popular baby names in 1947 were James, Robert and John for boys and Linda, Mary and Patricia for girls according to the US Census Bureau historical records.

1947: What were the Top #10 male names given to baby boys that year?

The Top # 10 male names given to baby boys in 1947 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • James
  • Robert
  • John
  • William
  • Richard
  • David
  • Michael
  • Thomas
  • Charles
  • Larry

1947: What were the Top #10 female names given to baby girls that year?

The Top # 10 female names given to baby girls in 1947 in the USA according to the US Census Bureau historical records were:

  • Linda
  • Mary
  • Patricia
  • Barbara
  • Sandra
  • Carol
  • Nancy
  • Susan
  • Sharon
  • Donna

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1947: What was the number 1 song in the USA that year?

The number 1 song in the USA in 1947, i.e. the best selling and most popular song of tha year, was Near You by Francis Craig & His Orchestra

1947: What was the music chart in the USA that year?

The Music Chart in the USA in 1947 with the top 10 most popular songs, was:

  1. Near You by Francis Craig & His Orchestra
  2. Ballerina by Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra
  3. Peg O' My Heart by Harmonicats
  4. Peg O' My Heart by Three Suns
  5. Mam'selle by Art Lund
  6. Anniversary Song by Dinah Shore
  7. Open The Door, Richard by Three Flames
  8. Mam'selle by Frank Sinatra
  9. The Anniversary Song by Al Jolson
  10. White Christmas by Bing Crosby

1947: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 1947 were:

Little Audrey

Release year: 1947

Out of the Past

Release year: 1947

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming

Country: United States of America

Monsieur Verdoux

Release year: 1947

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

Starring: Charles Chaplin, Mady Correll, Allison Roddan, Robert Lewis

Country: United States of America

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

Release year: 1947

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Starring: Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders, Edna Best

Country: United States of America

Miracle on 34th Street

Release year: 1947

Directed by: George Seaton

Starring: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Gene Lockhart

Country: United States of America


What happened in 1947?

Here's what happened in 1947:

  • Jan 1, 1947: Benelux agress to work related issues
  • Jan 2, 1947: Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali.
  • Jan 3, 1947: William Dawson becomes 1st black to head congressional committee
  • Jan 4, 1947: Park Avenue closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • Jan 6, 1947: Ray Lindwall smashes 100 versus England in Melbourne Cricket Ground Test.
  • Jan 8, 1947: Toronto Maple Leafs' rookie Howie Meeker scores five goals in a game.
  • Jan 9, 1947: Street Scene opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 148 performances
  • Jan 10, 1947: British stop ships Independence and In-Gathering from landing in Israel
  • Jan 15, 1947: The brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short (''The Black Dahlia'') is found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles.
  • Jan 16, 1947: Vincent Aurial elected President of France.
  • Jan 17, 1947: Muiden Netherlands ammunition factory explodes, 16 die.
  • Jan 18, 1947: Red Mill closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 831 performances
  • Jan 19, 1947: SS Himera runs aground at Athens, kills 392
  • Jan 20, 1947: Brigadier General Edwin K Wright becomes deputy director of US Central Intelligence Agency.
  • Jan 21, 1947: Sweethearts opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 288 performances
  • Jan 22, 1947: 1st commercial TV station west of Mississippi opens, Hollywood, California
  • Jan 24, 1947: Greek banker Dimitrios Maximos becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
  • Jan 25, 1947: Al Capone, Chicago gangster, dies of syphilis at age 48.
  • Jan 26, 1947: KLM Dakota crashes near Copenhagen, 22 die.
  • Jan 28, 1947: Bay Psalm book auctioned for a record $151,000
  • Jan 30, 1947: February 8 ampndash A heavy blizzard in Canada buries towns from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Calgary, Alberta.
  • Jan 31, 1947: The Communists take power in Poland.
  • Feb 1, 1947: Aleide de Gasperi forms Italian government of Christian-democrats and communists.
  • Feb 3, 1947: 1st black reporter in Congressional press gallery
  • Feb 5, 1947: Bolewet Beirut becomes President of Poland.
  • Feb 6, 1947: South Pacific Commission (SPC) founded.
  • Feb 7, 1947: Arabs and Jews reject British proposal to split Palestine.
  • Feb 8, 1947: KSD (now KSDK) TV channel 5 in St. Louis, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 9, 1947: Bank robber Willie Sutton escapes jail in Philadelphia
  • Feb 10, 1947: WW II peace treaties signed
  • Feb 12, 1947: Daytime fireball and meteorite fall seen in eastern Siberia
  • Feb 15, 1947: Toplitzky of Notre Dame closes at Century Theater NYC after 60 performances
  • Feb 17, 1947: Voice of America begins broadcasting to USSR.
  • Feb 18, 1947: 24 die in a train crash in Gallitzin, Pennsylvania.
  • Feb 20, 1947: Lord Mountbatten appointed as last viceroy of India.
  • Feb 21, 1947: 1st broadcast of 1st US TV soap opera A Woman to Remember
  • Feb 22, 1947: ''Tom and Jerry'' cartoon ''Cat Fishin''', is released.
  • Feb 23, 1947: American General Dwight Eisenhower opens drive to raise US$170 million in aid for European Jews.
  • Feb 25, 1947: The State of Prussia ceases to exist.
  • Feb 27, 1947: Paul-Emile Victor French polar expeditions organized.
  • Feb 28, 1947: Anti Kuomintang demonstration on Taiwan.
  • Mar 1, 1947: The International Monetary Fund begins financial operations.
  • Mar 4, 1947: WWJ (now WDIV) TV channel 4 in Detroit, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 6, 1947: XB-45, first US 4-engine jet bomber, makes first test flight, Muroc, California.
  • Mar 9, 1947: US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Gretchen Merrill.
  • Mar 12, 1947: Chocolate Soldier opens at Century Theater NYC for 69 performances
  • Mar 13, 1947: Brigadoon opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 581 performances
  • Mar 14, 1947: The River Thames overruns its banks.
  • Mar 15, 1947: John Lee appointed 1st black commissioned officer in US Navy
  • Mar 16, 1947: Convair Liner, first US twin-engine pressurized airplane, tested.
  • Mar 17, 1947: First flight of the B-45 Tornado strategic bomber.
  • Mar 19, 1947: Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek conquers Jenan.
  • Mar 21, 1947: Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fulgens radiatur
  • Mar 22, 1947: President Truman signs executive order calling for loyalty
  • Mar 24, 1947: US Congress proposes two-term limitation on the Presidency.
  • Mar 25, 1947: Agreement of Linggadjati ratified in Batavia.
  • Mar 28, 1947: A World War II Japanese booby trap explodes on Corregidor island, killing 28 people.
  • Mar 29, 1947: A rebellion against French rule erupts in Madagascar.
  • Mar 31, 1947: The leaders of the Kurdish People's Republic of Mahabad, the second Kurdish state in the history of Iran, are hanged at the Chuwarchira Square in Mahabad after that country had been overrun by the Iranian army.
  • Apr 1, 1947: Paul becomes king of Greece, on the death of his childless elder brother, George II.
  • Apr 3, 1947: Barefoot Boy with Cheek opens at Martin Beck NYC for 108 performances
  • Apr 4, 1947: Convention on International Civil Aviation goes into effect
  • Apr 6, 1947: 11th Golf Masters Championship: Jimmy Demaret wins his second Masters golf tournament, shooting a 281.
  • Apr 8, 1947: Largest recorded sunspots (7,000) observed.
  • Apr 9, 1947: Baseball suspends Brooklyn Dodgers' Leo Durocher for one year.
  • Apr 10, 1947: Jackie Robinson becomes 1st black in major league baseball
  • Apr 11, 1947: Jackie Robinson becomes 1st black in modern major-league baseball
  • Apr 15, 1947: Operations begin at Radio Netherlands World radio.
  • Apr 16, 1947: Lens to provide zoom effects demonstrated (New York City, New York).
  • Apr 17, 1947: Jackie Robinson bunts for his first major league hit.
  • Apr 18, 1947: Royal Navy detonates 6,800 tons of explosives in an attempt to demolish the fortified island of Heligoland, Germany, thus creating one of the largest man-made non-nuclear explosions in history.
  • Apr 19, 1947: Suh Yun Buck wins world record marathon
  • Apr 20, 1947: Frederik IX becomes King of Denmark.
  • Apr 25, 1947: Lou Thesz beats Whipper Watson in Saint Louis, to become wrestling champion.
  • Apr 26, 1947: Bless the Bride musical opens in London
  • Apr 27, 1947: Babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium and throughout the US.
  • Apr 28, 1947: Thor Heyerdahl and five crew mates set out from Peru on the Kon-Tiki to demonstrate that Peruvian natives could have settled Polynesia.
  • Apr 30, 1947: Boulder Dam in Colorado, USA, renamed Hoover Dam in honor of Herbert Hoover.
  • May 1, 1947: Radar for commercial and private planes first demonstrated.
  • May 2, 1947: The movie ''Miracle on 34th Street'', a Christmastime classic, is first shown in theaters.
  • May 3, 1947: Japan forms a constitutional democracy.
  • May 5, 1947: Mississippi Valley flooding kills 16 and causes $850 million in damage.
  • May 7, 1947: Paraguayian Government unleashes contra revolt.
  • May 8, 1947: A movement among Saint Louis Cardinals' players to protest its first meeting with Jackie Robinson and the Brooklyn Dodgers is aborted by a talk from owner Sam Breadon.
  • May 10, 1947: Chocolate Soldier closes at Century Theater NYC after 69 performances
  • May 11, 1947: BF Goodrich announced the development of tubeless tire
  • May 12, 1947: The animated cartoon film ''Rabbit Transit'', directed by Friz Freleng, is released.
  • May 13, 1947: US Senate approves the Taft-Hartley Act limiting the power of unions.
  • May 17, 1947: Street Scene closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 148 performances
  • May 22, 1947: Cold War: The Truman Doctrine goes into effect, aiding Turkey and Greece.
  • May 23, 1947: PC Hooft prize forms for literature.
  • May 25, 1947: An airliner of the Flugfelag Íslands crashes into a mountainside, killing 25 people.
  • May 31, 1947: Communists grab power in Hungary.
  • Jun 1, 1947: Photosensitive glass developed
  • Jun 2, 1947: Louisiana Lady opens at Century Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Jun 3, 1947: British Viceroy of India lord Mountbatten visits Pakistan
  • Jun 4, 1947: Louisiana Lady closes at Century Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Jun 5, 1947: Sec of State George C Marshall outlines Marshall Plan
  • Jun 6, 1947: Treaty drawn for establishment of International Patent Institute
  • Jun 7, 1947: The Royal Romanian Army founded, the-now most successful romanian football club, Steaua București, as ''A.S.A. București'' History of FC Steaua.
  • Jun 10, 1947: SAAB produces its first automobile.
  • Jun 11, 1947: WW II sugar rationing finally endd in US
  • Jun 15, 1947: 47th US Golf Open: Lew Worsham shoots a 282 at St. Louis Country Club - Missouri
  • Jun 16, 1947: Pravda denounces Marshall Plan
  • Jun 17, 1947: Earnest Reuter becomes Mayor of Berlin
  • Jun 18, 1947: Cincinnati Reds' Ewell Blackwell no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0.
  • Jun 19, 1947: First plane (F-80) to exceed 600 mph (1004 kph)-Albert Boyd, Muroc, California.
  • Jun 20, 1947: Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel, gangster, shot dead in Beverly Hills, California.
  • Jun 22, 1947: 12 rain in 42 minutes
  • Jun 23, 1947: Compton and Bill Edrich make 370 stand for 3rd wkt vs. South Africa
  • Jun 24, 1947: 29th PGA Championship: Jim Ferrier at Plum Hollow Country Club - Detroit
  • Jun 25, 1947: Heavyweight Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello
  • Jun 27, 1947: WRC TV channel 4 in Washington DC (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jun 28, 1947: Temptation (Tim-Tayshun) by Red Ingle with Jo Stafford hits #1
  • Jun 29, 1947: Yanks beat Senators 3-1 starting a 19 game win streak
  • Jul 1, 1947: 192m long passenger ship Willem Ruys (Achille Lauro) launched
  • Jul 2, 1947: Military coup discovered in France
  • Jul 3, 1947: Cleveland Indians purchase Larry Dolby, the 1st black in AL
  • Jul 4, 1947: 61st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Jack Kramer beats Tom P Brown
  • Jul 5, 1947: Barefoot Boy with Cheek closes at Martin Beck NYC after 108 performances
  • Jul 6, 1947: The AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union.
  • Jul 8, 1947: 14th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
  • Jul 9, 1947: Spain votes for Franco monarchy
  • Jul 10, 1947: Cleveland Indians' Don Black no-hits Philadelphia Athletics, 3-0.
  • Jul 11, 1947: The Exodus 1947 heads to Palestine from France.
  • Jul 16, 1947: Bobo Newsom wins 200th game, 1st as a Yankee andYanks 18th straight In nightcap Vic Rashi extends streak to 19
  • Jul 17, 1947: The Indian passenger ship ''Ramdas'' is capsized by a cyclone at Mumbai, India, with 625 people killed.
  • Jul 18, 1947: British seize Exodus 1947 ship of Jewish immigrants to Palestine
  • Jul 19, 1947: The Prime Minister of the shadow Burmese government, Bogyoke Aung San and 6 of his cabinet and 2 non-cabinet members are assassinated by Galon U Saw.
  • Jul 20, 1947: 1st political action of the Netherlands Army on Java and Sumatra
  • Jul 21, 1947: Indonesia begins 1st political election
  • Jul 23, 1947: First (US Navy) air squadron of jets, Quonset Point, Rhode Island.
  • Jul 25, 1947: US Air Force, Navy and War Departments form US Department of Defense.
  • Jul 26, 1947: Department of Defense forms
  • Jul 27, 1947: Yogi Berri starts record 148 game errorless streak
  • Jul 29, 1947: Gas leak explodes in a beauty parlor, ten women die in Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA.
  • Jul 30, 1947: Cin Reds 16 game win streak ends, losing to New York Giants 5-4
  • Aug 1, 1947: Medium & The Telephone opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 211 performances
  • Aug 4, 1947: The Supreme Court of Japan is established.
  • Aug 5, 1947: Netherlands ceases political action in Indonesia, due to UN pressure
  • Aug 7, 1947: Balsa raft Kon Tiki crashes into a Polynesian archipelago reef
  • Aug 14, 1947: Mildred Babe Didrikson Zaharias gives up amateur status for $300,000.
  • Aug 15, 1947: India declares independence from the UK, Islamic part becomes Pakistan
  • Aug 16, 1947: Ralph Kiner becomes 1st Pirate to hit 3 consecutive HRs
  • Aug 17, 1947: The Radcliffe Line, the border between Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed.
  • Aug 18, 1947: Naval torpedo and mine factory explodes at Cadiz, Spain, killing 168, injuring 4000.
  • Aug 19, 1947: J Arens and D van Dorpen synthetise vitamin A
  • Aug 20, 1947: Boston Braves hit a million attendance for 1st time
  • Aug 21, 1947: 1st Little League World Series Maynard Midgets of Williamsport PA win
  • Aug 22, 1947: 14th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: All-Stars 16, Chi Bears 0
  • Aug 23, 1947: The Prime Minister of Greece, Dimitrios Maximos, resigns.
  • Aug 25, 1947: Marion Carl in D-558-I sets world aircraft speech record, 1,047 km/h
  • Aug 26, 1947: 1st black baseball pitcher Don Bankhead
  • Aug 27, 1947: When the French government lowers the daily bread ration to 200ampnbspgrams, causing riots in Verdun and in Le Mans.
  • Aug 29, 1947: Constantine Tsaldaris follows Maximos as Greece Premier
  • Aug 30, 1947: A fire at a movie theater in Rueil, a suburb of Paris, France kills 87 people.
  • Aug 31, 1947: Hungarian communist party wins election
  • Sep 1, 1947: New York Giants' 183-185 home run of year breaks New York Yankees' mark of 182 in 1936.
  • Sep 3, 1947: Philadelphia Athletics' Bill McCahan no-hits Washington Senators, 3-0.
  • Sep 7, 1947: Battles between Hindus and Moslems in New Delhi
  • Sep 8, 1947: British government sails Exodus with fugitives from Nazis
  • Sep 9, 1947: First actual case of a computer bug being found: a moth lodges in a relay of a Harvard Mark II computer at Harvard University.
  • Sep 10, 1947: Hasan Saka forms the new government of Turkey. (16 th government)
  • Sep 12, 1947: Pirate Ralph Kiner hits his record 8th HR in 4 games
  • Sep 13, 1947: WPVI TV channel 6 in Philadelphia, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Sep 14, 1947: 61st US Womens Tennis: A Louise Brough beats M O duPont
  • Sep 15, 1947: Yanks clinch pennant #15
  • Sep 16, 1947: John Cobb sets world auto speed record at 394.2 MPH.
  • Sep 17, 1947: Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News
  • Sep 18, 1947: National Security Act, passes
  • Sep 19, 1947: Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of the Year.
  • Sep 22, 1947: Dodgers clinch NL pennant
  • Sep 26, 1947: Happy Chandler announces Ford and Gillette to sponsor World Series.
  • Sep 27, 1947: Sweethearts closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 288 performances
  • Sep 29, 1947: Dizzy Gillespie presented his 1st Carnegie Hall concert in New York
  • Sep 30, 1947: Yanks beat Dodgers 5-3-largest WS crowd 73,365 - 1st WS televised
  • Oct 1, 1947: US control of Haitian customs and governmental revenue ends.
  • Oct 2, 1947: Music in My Heart opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 124 performances
  • Oct 3, 1947: Under the Counter opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 27 performances
  • Oct 4, 1947: Negro League World Series, New York Cubans beat Cleveland Buckeyes, 6-5
  • Oct 5, 1947: Al Gionfriddo makes a great catch off Joe Dimaggio in World Series
  • Oct 6, 1947: New York Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers 4 games to 3, in 44th World Series.
  • Oct 7, 1947: Larry MacPhail resigns as Yank GM after final game of World Series
  • Oct 9, 1947: High Button Shoes opens at Century Theater NYC for 727 performances
  • Oct 10, 1947: Allegro opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 318 performances
  • Oct 11, 1947: Brazil and Chile break diplomatic relations with USSR
  • Oct 13, 1947: Kukla, Fran & Ollie premieres
  • Oct 14, 1947: Dutch Queen Wilhelmina gives golden award to general Eisenhower
  • Oct 19, 1947: De Gaulles RPF wins French municipal elections
  • Oct 20, 1947: HUAC opens hearings into alleged Communist influence in Hollywood
  • Oct 21, 1947: Dutch Dakota explodes near Coopenhagen, 16 die
  • Oct 23, 1947: Husband and wife Dr Carl Cori and Dr Gerty Cori are 1st spouses to be awarded joint Nobel Prizes
  • Oct 24, 1947: Series of forest fires burn US$30 million of timber (New England States).
  • Oct 25, 1947: Under the Counter closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 27 performances
  • Oct 26, 1947: The Maharaja of Kashmir agrees to allow his kingdom to join India.
  • Oct 27, 1947: You Bet Your Life, with Groucho Marx, premieres on ABC radio
  • Oct 29, 1947: Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherlands form Benelux Union
  • Oct 30, 1947: 23 countries sign GATT agreement in Geneva
  • Nov 1, 1947: Medium & The Telephone closes at Barrymore NYC after 211 performances
  • Nov 2, 1947: 7th Ryder Cup: US wins 11-1 at Portland Country Club - Oregon
  • Nov 6, 1947: Meet the Press makes its television debut (the show went to a weekly schedule on September 12, 1948).
  • Nov 9, 1947: Junagadh is annexed as to Indian military intervention.
  • Nov 10, 1947: The arrest of four steel workers in Marseille begins a French communist riot that also spreads to Paris.
  • Nov 12, 1947: KPO-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KNBC
  • Nov 13, 1947: The Soviet Union completes development of the AK-47, one of the first proper assault rifles.
  • Nov 15, 1947: Bradman scores his 100th 100,172 vs. Indians at the SCG
  • Nov 16, 1947: 15,000 demonstrate in Brussels against mild sentence of Nazis
  • Nov 17, 1947: The U.S. Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.
  • Nov 18, 1947: The Ballantyne's Department Store fire in Christchurch, New Zealand, kills 41; it is the worst fire disaster in the history of New Zealand.
  • Nov 19, 1947: 200 mirror arrives at Mt Palomar
  • Nov 20, 1947: Meet the Press makes network TV debut on NBC
  • Nov 21, 1947: Bill Longson beats Lou Thesz in St. Louis, to become wrestling champ
  • Nov 23, 1947: French government of Schumann, forms
  • Nov 24, 1947: Un-American Activities Committee finds "Hollywood 10" in contempt because of their refusal to reveal whether they were communists.
  • Nov 25, 1947: Future Queen Elizabeth marries Prince Philip in Westminster Abbey
  • Nov 27, 1947: Joe DiMaggio wins his third Most Valuable Player, beating Ted Williams by one vote.
  • Nov 29, 1947: 35th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Calgary Stampeders, 10-9
  • Nov 30, 1947: Arab terrorist campaign opens in Palestine
  • Dec 2, 1947: 13th Heisman Trophy Award: Johnny Lujack, Notre Dame (quarterback).
  • Dec 3, 1947: Tennessee Williams' play A Streetcar Named Desire opens on Broadway, New York, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
  • Dec 4, 1947: USSR joins International Amateur Athletic Union.
  • Dec 5, 1947: Joe Louis beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 rounds for heavyweight boxing title.
  • Dec 6, 1947: The Everglades National Park in Florida is dedicated.
  • Dec 8, 1947: Caribbean Carnival opens at International Theater NYC for 11 performances
  • Dec 9, 1947: French labor unions call off the general strike and re-commence negotiations with the French government.
  • Dec 10, 1947: USSR and Czechoslovakia sign trade agreement.
  • Dec 11, 1947: Angel in the Wings opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 308 performances
  • Dec 12, 1947: United Mine Workers union withdraws from AFL.
  • Dec 13, 1947: Caribbean Carnival closes at International NYC after 11 performances
  • Dec 14, 1947: Cleveland Browns beat the New York Yankees 14-3 in AAFC championship game
  • Dec 16, 1947: William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain build the first practical point-contact transistor.
  • Dec 17, 1947: New York struck by a blizzard, resulting with 27 of snow
  • Dec 18, 1947: Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Optissima Pax
  • Dec 22, 1947: Italian constituent assembly adopts new constitution.
  • Dec 23, 1947: Transistor invented by Bardeen, Brattain and Shockley in Bell Labs
  • Dec 25, 1947: Taiwan passes Human Rights laws (Day of Earth Law).
  • Dec 26, 1947: Cradle Will Ruck opens at Mansfield Theater NYC for 34 performances
  • Dec 27, 1947: 1st Howdy Doody Show, (Puppet Playhouse), telecast on NBC
  • Dec 28, 1947: Chicago Cardinals beat Philadelphia Eagles 28-21 in NFL championship game.
  • Dec 29, 1947: Ship carrying Jewish immigrants driven away from Palestine.
  • Dec 30, 1947: 36th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1).
  • Jan 1, 1947: Cold War: The American and British occupation zones in Allied-occupied Germany, after World War II, merge to form the Bizone, which later (with the French zone) became part of West Germany.


What does the year 1947 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 1947 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 48th year of the 20th century and the 7th year of the 1940s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 1946 and precedes 1948.

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