1947 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.
October–November – Great Fires of 1947: Forest fires in Maine consume more than 200,000 acres of wooded land statewide, including over 17,000 acres on Mount Desert Island alone. 16 persons are killed and more than 1,000 homes destroyed in the blazes, with total property damage exceeding $23 million.
Blackie the Sheep (1947–1949) Mighty Mouse (1942–1955) Pluto (1937–1951) Goofy (1939–1953) Woody Woodpecker (1941–1949) Yosemite Sam (1945–1963) Births. January 8 – David Bowie, English singer, songwriter and actor (d. 2016) January 15 – Andrea Martin, Canadian-American actress
The 1947 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers. The Yankees won the Series in seven games for their first title since 1943, and their 11th World Series championship in team history. Yankees manager Bucky Harris won the Series for the first time since managing the Washington Senators to their only title in 1924.
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The National Security Act of 1947 was a law enacting major restructuring of the United States government's military and intelligence agencies following World War II.The majority of the provisions of the Act took effect on September 18, 1947, the day after the Senate confirmed James Forrestal as the first Secretary of Defense.
- September 18, 1947
- the 80th United States Congress
- An Act to promote the national security by providing for a Secretary of Defense; for a National Military Establishment; for a Department of the Army, a Department of the Navy, a Department of the Air Force; and for the coordination of the activities of the National Military Establishment with other departments and agencies of the Government concerned with the national security.
- 50 U.S.C.: War and National Defense
The Paris Peace Treaties (French: Traités de Paris) were signed on 10 February 1947 following the end of World War II in 1945. The Paris Peace Conference lasted from 29 July until 15 October 1946. The victorious wartime Allied powers (principally the United Kingdom , Soviet Union , United States and France ) negotiated the details of peace ...
Born to Kill (released in the U.K. as Lady of Deceit and in Australia as Deadlier Than the Male) is a 1947 American film noir costarring Lawrence Tierney, Claire Trevor and Walter Slezak with Elisha Cook Jr., Phillip Terry, and Audrey Long in supporting roles.
Possessed is a 1947 American film noir psychological drama directed by Curtis Bernhardt, starring Joan Crawford, Van Heflin, and Raymond Massey in a tale about an unstable woman's obsession with her ex-lover.
Nightmare Alley is a 1947 film noir starring Tyrone Power and featuring Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray, and Helen Walker.The film was directed by Edmund Goulding. The film is based on the 1946 novel of the same name, written by William Lindsay Gresham.
21 augusti – Theodore G. Bilbo, amerikansk politiker, senator 1935-1947. 11 september – Victor Horta, belgisk arkitekt och formgivare. 3 oktober – Henrik Schück, svensk litteraturhistoriker, ledamot av Svenska Akademien 1913-1947. 4 oktober – Max Planck, tysk fysiker, nobelpristagare. 6 oktober – Leevi Madetoja, finsk tonsättare.