1947 in History – What happened in year 1947

In history, year 1947 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1947.

Know what happened in 1947:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
06 AprilThe first Tony Awards, recognizing achievement in live American theatre, were handed out at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
07 AprilThe Arab Ba'th Party was founded in Damascus.
18 September The National Security Act came into effect, establishing theUnited States Air Force as a separate branch of the U.S. military, aswell as the Central Intelligence Agency.
19 July Burmese nationalist Aung San and six members of his newlyformed cabinet were assassinated during a cabinet meeting.
22 DecemberThe Constitution of the Italian Republic was enacted by theConstituent Assembly.
23 FebruaryThe International Organization for Standardization, responsible for worldwide industrial and commercial standards, was founded.
29 July ENIAC (pictured), the world's first general-purpose electronicdigital computer, was turned on in its new home at the BallisticResearch Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Grounds.
30 DecemberMichael, King of Romania, was forced to abdicate by thecountry's communist government.
25 NovemberMcCarthyism-Executives from movie studios agreed to blacklistten screenwriters and directors who were jailed for contempt of Congressfor refusing to give testimony to the House Un-American ActivitiesCommittee.
02 AugustA British South American Airways airliner crashed into MountTupungato in the Argentine Andes, the wreckage from which was not founduntil 1998.
05 JuneAt a speech at Harvard University, United States Secretary ofState George Marshall called for economic aid to war-torn Europe,outlining a recovery program that became known as the Marshall Plan.
20 JuneA Mafia hitman murdered gangster Bugsy Siegel in Beverly Hills,California.
01 MayItalian separatist Salvatore Giuliano and his gang fired into acrowd of May Day marchers near Piana degli Albanesi, Sicily, killing 11and wounding 33.
15 AprilJackie Robinson, the first African American to break thebaseball color line, played his first game in Major League Baseball.
16 AprilAmerican financier and presidential adviser Bernard Baruchfirst described the post–World War II tensions between the SovietUnion and the United States as a 'cold war'.
18 AprilIn one of the largest non-nuclear single explosive detonationsin history, the Royal Navy set off 4,000 tonnes of surplus ammunition inan unsuccessful attempt to destroy the island of Heligoland, Germany.
01 March The International Monetary Fund began its financial operations.
06 AprilThe first Tony Awards, recognizing achievement in live Americantheatre, were handed out at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
08 JulyAfter various news agencies reported the capture of a 'flyingdisc' by U.S. Army Air Force personnel in Roswell, New Mexico, themilitary stated that what was actually recovered was debris from anexperimental high-altitude surveillance weather balloon.
12 February French designer Christian Dior unveiled a 'New Look' that revolutionized women's dress and reestablished Paris as the center ofthe fashion world after World War II.
17 AugustA commission led by Cyril Radcliffe established the RadcliffeLine, the border between India and Pakistan after the Partition ofIndia.
23 February The International Organization for Standardization, responsiblefor worldwide industrial and commercial standards, was founded.
29 NovemberThe United Nations General Assembly voted to approve thePartition Plan for Palestine, a plan to resolve the Arab–Israeliconflict in the British Mandate of Palestine by separating the territoryinto Jewish and Arab states.
29 NovemberThe United Nations General Assembly voted to approve thePartition Plan for Palestine, a plan to resolve the Arab–Israeliconflict in the British Mandate of Palestine by separating the territoryinto Jewish and Arab states.
08 JulyAfter various news agencies reported the capture of a 'flyingdisc' by U.S. Army Air Force personnel in Roswell, New Mexico, themilitary stated that what was actually recovered was debris from anexperimental high-altitude surveillance weather balloon.
19 JulyBurmese nationalist Aung San and six members of his newlyformed cabinet were assassinated during a cabinet meeting.
12 FebruaryThe Sikhote-Alin meteorite (fragment pictured), one of thelargest iron meteorite impacts ever observed, fell in the Sikhote-Alinrange in Siberia.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1947:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 MayDoug Henning / Magician / Canada
03 OctoberJohn Perry Barlow / Poet / United States of America
03 NovemberSiiri Oviir / Politician / Estonia
05 February Darrell Waltrip / Racing Car Driver / United States of America
09 JulyO. J. Simpson / Actor / United States of America
11 OctoberLucas Papademos / Politician / Greece
15 January Andrea Martin / Actress / United States of America
15 SeptemberTheodore Long / Wrestling Referee / United States of America
20 MaySteve Currie / Bass Player / United Kingdom
20 SeptemberBruce Pasternack / Business Man / United States of America
23 AprilRobert Burgess / Academic / United Kingdom
24 DecemberKevin Sheedy / Footballer / Australia
27 DecemberBill Eadie / Wrestler / United States of America
27 AugustHalil Berktay / Academic / Turkey
27 January Philip Sugden / Author / United Kingdom
29 DecemberDavid Tanner / Rower / United Kingdom
29 DecemberTed Danson / Actor / United States of America
30 OctoberGlenn Andreotta / Soldier / United States of America
31 MayGabriele Hinzmann / Discus Thrower / Germany
31 March Kristian Blak / Pianist / Denmark

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1947:

YearName / Profession / Country
22 DecemberDilip Doshi / Cricketer / India
28 FebruaryVijay Bahuguna / Politician / India
29 SeptemberS. H. Kapadia / Lawyer / India
03 JuneMala Sen / Writer / India
01 SeptemberPurno Agitok Sangma / Politician / India
29 SeptemberS. H. Kapadia / Lawyer / India
29 JanuaryAshok Gupta / Writer / India
01 SeptemberP.A. Sangma / Politician / India
21 JulyChetan Chauhan / Politician / India
18 SeptemberRavi S. Naik / Politician / India
04 JuneAshok Sarraf / Actor / India
01 SeptemberP. A. Sangma / Politician / India
05 JulyLalji Singh / Scientist / India
15 SeptemberBhupinder Singh Hooda / Politician / India
14 NovemberBharathan / Writer / India
16 MarchPratima Puri / Journalist / India
01 OctoberDalveer Bhandari / Lawyer / India
11 JuneLalu Prasad Yadav / Politician / India
01 SeptemberP. A. Sangma / Politician / India
22 AprilVirendra Bhatia / Politician / India

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