1947

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.

1947

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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Oscar

Oscar Winners

All Academy Awards Prize winners of the 20th edition of the Oscar ceremony


Best picture

Gentleman's Agreement

Gentleman's Agreement

Gentleman's Agreement

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield, Celeste Holm

Country: United States of America

Best director

Elia Kazan

Gentleman's Agreement

Gentleman's Agreement

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield, Celeste Holm

Country: United States of America

Best actor

Ronald Colman

A Double Life

A Double Life

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Ronald Colman, Edmond O'Brien, Signe Hasso, Shelley Winters

Country: United States of America

Best actress

Loretta Young

The Farmer's Daughter

The Farmer's Daughter

Directed by: H.C. Potter

Starring: Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore, Charles Bickford

Country: United States of America

Best supporting actor

Edmund Gwenn

Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street

Directed by: George Seaton

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

Country: United States of America

Best supporting actress

Celeste Holm

Gentleman's Agreement

Gentleman's Agreement

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Starring: Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield, Celeste Holm

Country: United States of America

world population

Time Person of the Year

Who was the person of the year of 1947?


George Marshall
Appointed United States Secretary of State in 1947, Marshall was the architect of the Marshall Plan.
Nobel Prize

Nobel Prizes

All Nobel Prize winners of 1947


Peace Prize

  • Friends Service Council
  • American Friends Service Committee

Literature

  • André Gide

Physics

  • Edward Victor Appleton

Chemistry

  • Robert Robinson

Physiology or Medicine

  • Carl Ferdinand Cori
  • Gerty Cori
  • Bernardo Houssay

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Out of the Past

Out of the Past

Directed by: Jacques Tourneur

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

Country: United States of America

Monsieur Verdoux

Monsieur Verdoux

Directed by: Charles Chaplin

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

Country: United States of America

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

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

Country: United States of America

Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street

Directed by: George Seaton

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

Country: United States of America

Odd Man Out

Odd Man Out

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: James Mason, Robert Newton, Cyril Cusack, F.J. McCormick

Country: United States of America

Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1947 in the USA ?

history

Historical Events

Which were the important events of 1947?


Events

  • 01 Jan 1947 Benelux agress to work related issues
  • 02 Jan 1947 Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali.
  • 03 Jan 1947 William Dawson becomes 1st black to head congressional committee
  • 04 Jan 1947 Park Avenue closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • 06 Jan 1947 Ray Lindwall smashes 100 versus England in Melbourne Cricket Ground Test.
  • 08 Jan 1947 Toronto Maple Leafs' rookie Howie Meeker scores five goals in a game.
  • 09 Jan 1947 Street Scene opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 148 performances
  • 10 Jan 1947 British stop ships Independence and In-Gathering from landing in Israel
  • 15 Jan 1947 The brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short (''The Black Dahlia'') is found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles.
  • 16 Jan 1947 Vincent Aurial elected President of France.
  • 17 Jan 1947 Muiden Netherlands ammunition factory explodes, 16 die.
  • 18 Jan 1947 Red Mill closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 831 performances
  • 19 Jan 1947 SS Himera runs aground at Athens, kills 392
  • 20 Jan 1947 Brigadier General Edwin K Wright becomes deputy director of US Central Intelligence Agency.
  • 21 Jan 1947 Sweethearts opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 288 performances
  • 22 Jan 1947 1st commercial TV station west of Mississippi opens, Hollywood, California
  • 24 Jan 1947 Greek banker Dimitrios Maximos becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
  • 25 Jan 1947 Al Capone, Chicago gangster, dies of syphilis at age 48.
  • 26 Jan 1947 KLM Dakota crashes near Copenhagen, 22 die.
  • 28 Jan 1947 Bay Psalm book auctioned for a record $151,000
  • 30 Jan 1947 February 8 ampndash A heavy blizzard in Canada buries towns from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Calgary, Alberta.
  • 31 Jan 1947 The Communists take power in Poland.
  • 01 Feb 1947 Aleide de Gasperi forms Italian government of Christian-democrats and communists.
  • 03 Feb 1947 1st black reporter in Congressional press gallery (Percival Prattis)
  • 05 Feb 1947 Bolewet Beirut becomes President of Poland.
  • 06 Feb 1947 South Pacific Commission (SPC) founded.
  • 07 Feb 1947 Arabs and Jews reject British proposal to split Palestine.
  • 08 Feb 1947 KSD (now KSDK) TV channel 5 in St. Louis, MO (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 09 Feb 1947 Bank robber Willie Sutton escapes jail in Philadelphia
  • 10 Feb 1947 WW II peace treaties signed
  • 12 Feb 1947 Daytime fireball and meteorite fall seen in eastern Siberia
  • 15 Feb 1947 Toplitzky of Notre Dame closes at Century Theater NYC after 60 performances
  • 17 Feb 1947 Voice of America begins broadcasting to USSR.
  • 18 Feb 1947 24 die in a train crash in Gallitzin, Pennsylvania.
  • 20 Feb 1947 Lord Mountbatten appointed as last viceroy of India.
  • 21 Feb 1947 1st broadcast of 1st US TV soap opera A Woman to Remember
  • 22 Feb 1947 ''Tom and Jerry'' cartoon ''Cat Fishin''', is released.
  • 23 Feb 1947 American General Dwight Eisenhower opens drive to raise US$170 million in aid for European Jews.
  • 25 Feb 1947 The State of Prussia ceases to exist.
  • 27 Feb 1947 Paul-Emile Victor French polar expeditions organized.
  • 28 Feb 1947 Anti Kuomintang demonstration on Taiwan.
  • 01 Mar 1947 The International Monetary Fund begins financial operations.
  • 04 Mar 1947 WWJ (now WDIV) TV channel 4 in Detroit, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 06 Mar 1947 XB-45, first US 4-engine jet bomber, makes first test flight, Muroc, California.
  • 09 Mar 1947 US Ladies Figure Skating Championship won by Gretchen Merrill.
  • 12 Mar 1947 Chocolate Soldier opens at Century Theater NYC for 69 performances
  • 13 Mar 1947 Brigadoon opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 581 performances
  • 14 Mar 1947 The River Thames overruns its banks.
  • 15 Mar 1947 John Lee appointed 1st black commissioned officer in US Navy
  • 16 Mar 1947 Convair Liner, first US twin-engine pressurized airplane, tested.
  • 17 Mar 1947 First flight of the B-45 Tornado strategic bomber.
  • 19 Mar 1947 Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek conquers Jenan.
  • 21 Mar 1947 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fulgens radiatur
  • 22 Mar 1947 President Truman signs executive order calling for loyalty
  • 24 Mar 1947 US Congress proposes two-term limitation on the Presidency.
  • 25 Mar 1947 Agreement of Linggadjati ratified in Batavia.
  • 28 Mar 1947 A World War II Japanese booby trap explodes on Corregidor island, killing 28 people.
  • 29 Mar 1947 A rebellion against French rule erupts in Madagascar.
  • 31 Mar 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.
  • 01 Apr 1947 Paul becomes king of Greece, on the death of his childless elder brother, George II.
  • 03 Apr 1947 Barefoot Boy with Cheek opens at Martin Beck NYC for 108 performances
  • 04 Apr 1947 Convention on International Civil Aviation goes into effect
  • 06 Apr 1947 11th Golf Masters Championship: Jimmy Demaret wins his second Masters golf tournament, shooting a 281.
  • 08 Apr 1947 Largest recorded sunspots (7,000) observed.
  • 09 Apr 1947 Baseball suspends Brooklyn Dodgers' Leo Durocher for one year.
  • 10 Apr 1947 Jackie Robinson becomes 1st black in major league baseball (Dodgers)
  • 11 Apr 1947 Jackie Robinson becomes 1st black in modern major-league baseball
  • 15 Apr 1947 Operations begin at Radio Netherlands World radio.
  • 16 Apr 1947 Lens to provide zoom effects demonstrated (New York City, New York).
  • 17 Apr 1947 Jackie Robinson bunts for his first major league hit.
  • 18 Apr 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.
  • 19 Apr 1947 Suh Yun Buck wins world record marathon (2:25:39)
  • 20 Apr 1947 Frederik IX becomes King of Denmark.
  • 25 Apr 1947 Lou Thesz beats Whipper Watson in Saint Louis, to become wrestling champion.
  • 26 Apr 1947 Bless the Bride musical opens in London
  • 27 Apr 1947 Babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium and throughout the US.
  • 28 Apr 1947 Thor Heyerdahl and five crew mates set out from Peru on the Kon-Tiki to prove that Peruvian natives could have settled Polynesia.
  • 30 Apr 1947 Boulder Dam in Colorado, USA, renamed Hoover Dam in honor of Herbert Hoover.
  • 01 May 1947 Radar for commercial and private planes first demonstrated.
  • 02 May 1947 The movie ''Miracle on 34th Street'', a Christmastime classic, is first shown in theaters.
  • 03 May 1947 Japan forms a constitutional democracy.
  • 05 May 1947 Mississippi Valley flooding kills 16 and causes $850 million in damage.
  • 07 May 1947 Paraguayian Government unleashes contra revolt.
  • 08 May 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.
  • 10 May 1947 Chocolate Soldier closes at Century Theater NYC after 69 performances
  • 11 May 1947 BF Goodrich announced the development of tubeless tire (Akron Ohio)
  • 12 May 1947 The animated cartoon film ''Rabbit Transit'', directed by Friz Freleng, is released.
  • 13 May 1947 US Senate approves the Taft-Hartley Act limiting the power of unions.
  • 17 May 1947 Street Scene closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 148 performances
  • 22 May 1947 Truman Doctrine goes into effect, aiding Turkey and Greece
  • 23 May 1947 PC Hooft prize forms for literature.
  • 25 May 1947 An airliner of the Flugfelag Íslands crashes into a mountainside, killing 25 people.
  • 31 May 1947 Communists grab power in Hungary.
  • 01 Jun 1947 Photosensitive glass developed
  • 02 Jun 1947 Louisiana Lady opens at Century Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • 03 Jun 1947 British Viceroy of India lord Mountbatten visits Pakistan
  • 04 Jun 1947 Louisiana Lady closes at Century Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • 05 Jun 1947 Sec of State George C Marshall outlines Marshall Plan
  • 06 Jun 1947 Treaty drawn for establishment of International Patent Institute
  • 07 Jun 1947 The Royal Romanian Army founded, the-now most successful romanian football club, Steaua București, as ''A.S.A. București'' History of FC Steaua.
  • 10 Jun 1947 SAAB produces its first automobile.
  • 11 Jun 1947 WW II sugar rationing finally endd in US (began May 28, 1942)
  • 15 Jun 1947 47th US Golf Open: Lew Worsham shoots a 282 at St. Louis Country Club - Missouri
  • 16 Jun 1947 Pravda denounces Marshall Plan
  • 17 Jun 1947 Earnest Reuter becomes Mayor of Berlin
  • 18 Jun 1947 Cincinnati Reds' Ewell Blackwell no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0.
  • 19 Jun 1947 First plane (F-80) to exceed 600 mph (1004 kph)-Albert Boyd, Muroc, California.
  • 20 Jun 1947 Benjamin 'Bugsy' Siegel, gangster, shot dead in Beverly Hills, California.
  • 22 Jun 1947 12 rain in 42 minutes (Holt, MO)
  • 23 Jun 1947 Compton and Bill Edrich make 370 stand for 3rd wkt vs. South Africa
  • 24 Jun 1947 29th PGA Championship: Jim Ferrier at Plum Hollow Country Club - Detroit
  • 25 Jun 1947 Heavyweight Joe Louis KOs Tami Mauriello
  • 27 Jun 1947 WRC TV channel 4 in Washington DC (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 28 Jun 1947 Temptation (Tim-Tayshun) by Red Ingle with Jo Stafford hits #1
  • 29 Jun 1947 Yanks beat Senators 3-1 starting a 19 game win streak
  • 01 Jul 1947 192m long passenger ship Willem Ruys (Achille Lauro) launched
  • 02 Jul 1947 Military coup discovered in France
  • 03 Jul 1947 Cleveland Indians purchase Larry Dolby, the 1st black in AL
  • 04 Jul 1947 61st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Jack Kramer beats Tom P Brown (61 63 62)
  • 05 Jul 1947 Barefoot Boy with Cheek closes at Martin Beck NYC after 108 performances
  • 06 Jul 1947 The AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union.
  • 08 Jul 1947 14th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-1 at Wrigley Field, Chicago
  • 09 Jul 1947 Spain votes for Franco monarchy
  • 10 Jul 1947 Cleveland Indians' Don Black no-hits Philadelphia Athletics, 3-0.
  • 11 Jul 1947 The Exodus 1947 heads to Palestine from France.
  • 16 Jul 1947 Bobo Newsom wins 200th game, 1st as a Yankee andYanks 18th straight In nightcap Vic Rashi extends streak to 19
  • 17 Jul 1947 The Indian passenger ship ''Ramdas'' is capsized by a cyclone at Mumbai, India, with 625 people killed.
  • 18 Jul 1947 British seize Exodus 1947 ship of Jewish immigrants to Palestine
  • 19 Jul 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.
  • 20 Jul 1947 1st political action of the Netherlands Army on Java and Sumatra
  • 21 Jul 1947 Indonesia begins 1st political election
  • 23 Jul 1947 First (US Navy) air squadron of jets, Quonset Point, Rhode Island.
  • 25 Jul 1947 US Air Force, Navy and War Departments form US Department of Defense.
  • 26 Jul 1947 Department of Defense forms
  • 27 Jul 1947 Yogi Berri starts record 148 game errorless streak
  • 29 Jul 1947 Gas leak explodes in a beauty parlor, ten women die in Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA.
  • 30 Jul 1947 Cin Reds 16 game win streak ends, losing to New York Giants 5-4
  • 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
  • 01 Sep 1947 New York Giants' 183-185 home run of year breaks New York Yankees' mark of 182 in 1936.
  • 03 Sep 1947 Philadelphia Athletics' Bill McCahan no-hits Washington Senators, 3-0.
  • 07 Sep 1947 Battles between Hindus and Moslems in New Delhi
  • 08 Sep 1947 British government sails Exodus with fugitives from Nazis
  • 09 Sep 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.
  • 10 Sep 1947 Hasan Saka forms the new government of Turkey. (16 th government)
  • 12 Sep 1947 Pirate Ralph Kiner hits his record 8th HR in 4 games
  • 13 Sep 1947 WPVI TV channel 6 in Philadelphia, PA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 14 Sep 1947 61st US Womens Tennis: A Louise Brough beats M O duPont (86 46 61)
  • 15 Sep 1947 Yanks clinch pennant #15
  • 16 Sep 1947 John Cobb sets world auto speed record at 394.2 MPH.
  • 17 Sep 1947 Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of Year by Sporting News
  • 18 Sep 1947 National Security Act, passes
  • 19 Sep 1947 Jackie Robinson is named Rookie of the Year.
  • 22 Sep 1947 Dodgers clinch NL pennant
  • 26 Sep 1947 Happy Chandler announces Ford and Gillette to sponsor World Series.
  • 27 Sep 1947 Sweethearts closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 288 performances
  • 29 Sep 1947 Dizzy Gillespie presented his 1st Carnegie Hall concert in New York
  • 30 Sep 1947 Yanks beat Dodgers 5-3-largest WS crowd 73,365 - 1st WS televised
  • 01 Oct 1947 US control of Haitian customs and governmental revenue ends.
  • 02 Oct 1947 Music in My Heart opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 124 performances
  • 03 Oct 1947 Under the Counter opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 27 performances
  • 04 Oct 1947 Negro League World Series, New York Cubans beat Cleveland Buckeyes, 6-5
  • 05 Oct 1947 Al Gionfriddo makes a great catch off Joe Dimaggio in World Series
  • 06 Oct 1947 New York Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers 4 games to 3, in 44th World Series.
  • 07 Oct 1947 Larry MacPhail resigns as Yank GM after final game of World Series
  • 09 Oct 1947 High Button Shoes opens at Century Theater NYC for 727 performances
  • 10 Oct 1947 Allegro opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 318 performances
  • 11 Oct 1947 Brazil and Chile break diplomatic relations with USSR
  • 13 Oct 1947 Kukla, Fran & Ollie premieres
  • 14 Oct 1947 Dutch Queen Wilhelmina gives golden award to general Eisenhower
  • 19 Oct 1947 De Gaulles RPF wins French municipal elections
  • 20 Oct 1947 HUAC opens hearings into alleged Communist influence in Hollywood
  • 21 Oct 1947 Dutch Dakota explodes near Coopenhagen, 16 die
  • 23 Oct 1947 Husband and wife Dr Carl Cori and Dr Gerty Cori are 1st spouses to be awarded joint Nobel Prizes
  • 24 Oct 1947 Series of forest fires burn US$30 million of timber (New England States).
  • 25 Oct 1947 Under the Counter closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 27 performances
  • 26 Oct 1947 The Maharaja of Kashmir agrees to allow his kingdom to join India.
  • 27 Oct 1947 You Bet Your Life, with Groucho Marx, premieres on ABC radio
  • 29 Oct 1947 Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherlands form Benelux Union
  • 30 Oct 1947 23 countries sign GATT agreement in Geneva
  • 01 Nov 1947 Medium & The Telephone closes at Barrymore NYC after 211 performances
  • 02 Nov 1947 7th Ryder Cup: US wins 11-1 at Portland Country Club - Oregon
  • 06 Nov 1947 Meet the Press makes its television debut (the show went to a weekly schedule on September 12, 1948).
  • 09 Nov 1947 Junagadh is annexed as to Indian military intervention.
  • 10 Nov 1947 The arrest of four steel workers in Marseille begins a French communist riot that also spreads to Paris.
  • 12 Nov 1947 KPO-AM in San Francisco CA changes call letters to KNBC (now KNBR)
  • 13 Nov 1947 Russia completes development of the AK-47, one of the first proper assault rifles
  • 15 Nov 1947 Bradman scores his 100th 100,172 vs. Indians at the SCG
  • 16 Nov 1947 15,000 demonstrate in Brussels against mild sentence of Nazis
  • 17 Nov 1947 The U.S. Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.
  • 18 Nov 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.
  • 19 Nov 1947 200 mirror arrives at Mt Palomar
  • 20 Nov 1947 Meet the Press makes network TV debut on NBC
  • 21 Nov 1947 Bill Longson beats Lou Thesz in St. Louis, to become wrestling champ
  • 23 Nov 1947 French government of Schumann, forms
  • 24 Nov 1947 Un-American Activities Committee finds "Hollywood 10" in contempt because of their refusal to reveal whether they were communists.
  • 25 Nov 1947 Future Queen Elizabeth marries Prince Philip in Westminster Abbey
  • 27 Nov 1947 Joe DiMaggio wins his third Most Valuable Player, beating Ted Williams by one vote.
  • 29 Nov 1947 35th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Calgary Stampeders, 10-9
  • 30 Nov 1947 Arab terrorist campaign opens in Palestine
  • 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).