1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1947th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 947th year of the 2nd millennium, the 47th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1940s decade.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1947 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1947
MCMXLVII
Ab urbe condita2700
Armenian calendar1396
ԹՎ ՌՅՂԶ
Assyrian calendar6697
Baháʼí calendar103–104
Balinese saka calendar1868–1869
Bengali calendar1354
Berber calendar2897
British Regnal year11 Geo. 6 – 12 Geo. 6
Buddhist calendar2491
Burmese calendar1309
Byzantine calendar7455–7456
Chinese calendar丙戌年 (Fire Dog)
4644 or 4437
    — to —
丁亥年 (Fire Pig)
4645 or 4438
Coptic calendar1663–1664
Discordian calendar3113
Ethiopian calendar1939–1940
Hebrew calendar5707–5708
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2003–2004
 - Shaka Samvat1868–1869
 - Kali Yuga5047–5048
Holocene calendar11947
Igbo calendar947–948
Iranian calendar1325–1326
Islamic calendar1366–1367
Japanese calendarShōwa 22
(昭和22年)
Javanese calendar1878–1879
Juche calendar36
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4280
Minguo calendarROC 36
民國36年
Nanakshahi calendar479
Thai solar calendar2490
Tibetan calendar阳火狗年
(male Fire-Dog)
2073 or 1692 or 920
    — to —
阴火猪年
(female Fire-Pig)
2074 or 1693 or 921

It was the first year of the Cold War, which would last until 1991, ending with the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Events edit

January edit

 
January 1: Nigeria gains autonomy.

February edit

March edit

April edit

May edit

June edit

 
Marshall Plan.

July edit

August edit

 
Flag of Pakistan, the country that gained independence on August 14, 1947
 
Flag of India, the country that gained independence on August 15, 1947

September edit

 
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), officially born September 18, 1947

October edit

November edit

December edit

Date unknown edit

Births edit

Births
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December

January edit

 
David Bowie
 
Andrea Martin
 
Megawati Sukarnoputri
 
Michio Kaku
 
Jonathan Banks

February edit

 
Farrah Fawcett
 
Yukio Hatoyama
 
Edward James Olmos
 
Lee Evans

March edit

 
Rob Reiner
 
Kim Campbell
 
Mitt Romney
 
Glenn Close
 
Ali Abdullah Saleh
 
Sir Elton John

April edit

 
John Ratzenberger
 
Florian Schneider
 
Tom Clancy
 
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
 
James Woods
 
Iggy Pop

May edit

June edit

 
Sir Jonathan Pryce
 
Ronnie Wood
 
Viktor Klima
 
David Blunkett
 
Robert Englund
 
Shirin Ebadi
 
Jerry Rawlings
 
Mick Fleetwood
 
Jimmie Walker

July edit

 
Larry David
 
O. J. Simpson
 
Sir Brian May
 
Albert Brooks
 
Su Tseng-chang
 
Arnold Schwarzenegger
 
Françoise Barré-Sinoussi

August edit

 
Cindy Williams
 
Barbara Bach
 
Temple Grandin
 
Somchai Wongsawat

September edit

 
Kjell Magne Bondevik
 
Amos Biwott
 
Sir Sam Neill
 
Stephen King
 
Meat Loaf
 
Marc Bolan

October edit

 
Brian Johnson
 
Kevin Kline
 
Richard Dreyfuss
 
Herman Van Rompuy

November edit

 
Joe Mantegna
 
Dwight Schultz

December edit

 
Gregg Allman
 
Vincent Matthews
 
Porfirio Lobo Sosa
 
Ted Danson
 
Jeff Lynne

Date unknown edit

Deaths edit

Deaths
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December

January edit

 
Blessed Hryhoriy Khomyshyn
 
Blessed Maria Giovanna Fasce
 
Al Capone
 
Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten

February edit

 
Petar Zivkovic
 
Luigi Russolo
 
Joachim Ernst, Duke of Anhalt

March edit

 
Carrie Chapman Catt

April edit

 
King George II of Greece
 
Henry Ford
 
King Christian X of Denmark
 
Gheorghe Ciuhandu

May edit

 
Miguel Abadía Méndez
 
George William Forbes

June edit

 
Władysław Raczkiewicz
 
Richard Bedford Bennett

July edit

 
Raoul Wallenberg
 
Patriarch Yousef VI Emmanuel II Thomas
 
Joseph Cook

August edit

 
Blessed Claudio Granzotto
 
Prince Eugen, Duke of Närke

September edit

October edit

 
Max Planck

November edit

 
Constantin Sănătescu
 
Blessed Josaphat Kotsylovsky
 
Ernst Lubitsch

December edit

 
Stanley Baldwin
 
King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy

Date unknown edit

Nobel Prizes edit

 
Nobel medal awarded to Edward Victor Appleton

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