1947 in sports
1947 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
|Years in sports:||1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950|
|Centuries:||19th century · 20th century · 21st century|
|Decades:||1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s|
|Years:||1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950|
- First Division – Liverpool win the 1946-47 title.
- FA Cup – Charlton Athletic beat Burnley 1-0 after extra time
- No major football is held due to the Allied occupation of Germany.
- Carlton wins the 51st VFL Premiership, defeating Essendon 13.8 (86) to 11.19 (85) in the 1947 VFL Grand Final.
- Brownlow Medal awarded to Bert Deacon (Carlton)
- 4 October – West Adelaide win their sixth SANFL premiership, defeating Norwood 10.15 (75) to 5.15 (45)
- Magarey Medal awarded to Bob Hank (West Torrens)
- January 20 – death of Josh Gibson (35), famed Negro leagues slugger
- Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American baseball player in Major League Baseball.
- April 27 – Babe Ruth Day was celebrated all across the Major Leagues, with Babe himself appearing at Yankee Stadium. Although stricken with throat cancer, Ruth said to the audience: "The only real game I think in the world is baseball."
- World Series – New York Yankees beat Brooklyn Dodgers 4 games to 3.
- June 27–28 – In the inaugural College World Series, California defeats Yale 2 games to 0 in the best-of-three series. The Yale team featured future U.S. President George Bush.
- Negro World Series – New York Cubans defeat the Cleveland Buckeyes, 4 games to 1.
- Wataru Misaka of the New York Knicks became the first person of color to play in modern professional basketball, just months after Jackie Robinson had broken the color barrier in Major League Baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
- In the Finals, the Philadelphia Warriors win four games to one over the Chicago Stags
- Denis Compton and Bill Edrich both beat Tom Hayward’s 1906 record of 3,518 runs in a first-class season.
- England tour Australia for the first Ashes series since 1938, losing three Tests to nil
- South Africa tour England for the first time since 1935, losing three Tests to nil
- County Championship – Middlesex
- Minor Counties Championship – Surrey Second Eleven
- Most runs – Denis Compton 3,816 @ 90.85 (HS 246)
- Most wickets – Tom Goddard 238 @ 17.38 (BB 9–41)
- Wisden Cricketers of the Year – Alan Melville, Norman Yardley, Martin Donnelly, Dudley Nourse, Jack Robertson
- Sheffield Shield – Victoria
- Most runs – Dennis Compton 1,432 @ 65.09 (HS 163)
- Most wickets – Doug Wright 51 @ 33.31 (BB 7–105)
- Masters Tournament – Jimmy Demaret
- U.S. Open – Lew Worsham
- PGA Championship – Jim Ferrier
- British Open – Fred Daly
- September 1, 1947: Calumet Farm of Lexington, Kentucky became the first stable in Thoroughbred racing history to surpass $1 million in annual earnings when Armed won the Washington Park Handicap.
- Australia – Melbourne Cup won by Hiraji
- Canada – Queen's Plate won by Moldy
- France – Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe won by Le Paillon
- Ireland – Irish Derby Stakes won by Sayajirao
- English Triple Crown Races:
- United States Triple Crown Races:
The Boat Race
Five Nations Championship
Speed Skating World Championships
- Australian Men's Singles Championship – Dinny Pails (Australia) defeats John Bromwich (Australia) 4–6, 6–4, 3–6, 7–5, 8–6
- Australian Women's Singles Championship – Nancye Wynne Bolton (Australia) defeats Nell Hall Hopman (Australia) 6–3, 6–2
- Wimbledon Men's Singles Championship – Jack Kramer (USA) defeats Tom Brown (USA) 6–1, 6–3, 6–2
- Wimbledon Women's Singles Championship – Margaret Osborne duPont (USA) defeats Doris Hart (USA) 6–2, 6–4
- French Men's Singles Championship – József Asbóth (Hungary) defeats Eric Sturgess (South Africa) 8–6, 7–5, 6–4
- French Women's Singles Championship – Patricia Canning Todd (USA) defeats Doris Hart (USA) 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
- American Men's Singles Championship – Jack Kramer (USA) defeats Frank Parker (USA) 4–6, 2–6, 6–1, 6–0, 6–3
- American Women's Singles Championship – Louise Brough Clapp (USA) defeated Margaret Osborne duPont (USA) 8–6, 4–6, 6–1