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1947 Historical Event(s)
- January 6, 1947 – Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world.
- January 22, 1947 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Pig in Chinese astrology.
- June 23, 1947 – The United States Senate follows the United States House of Representatives in overriding U.S. President Harry Truman’s veto of the Taft-Hartley Act.
- August 14, 1947 – Pakistan gains Independence from the British Empire and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
- August 15, 1947 – Founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah is sworn in as first Governor General of Pakistan in Karachi.
- September 16, 1947 – Typhoon Kathleen hits Saitama, Tokyo and Tone River area, at least 1,930 killed.
- October 20, 1947 – The House Un-American Activities Committee begins its investigation into Communist infiltration of Hollywood, resulting in a blacklist that prevents some from working in the industry for years.
- October 30, 1947 – The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), which is the foundation of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), is founded.
- November 29, 1947 – My Trach Massacre: First Indochina War.
Who Were Born On 1947?
- January 8, 1947 – Laurie Walters, American actress
- March 23, 1947 – Barbara Rhoades, American actress
- April 18, 1947 – Cindy Pickett, American actress
- April 23, 1947 – Glenn Cornick, British musician (Jethro Tull)
- August 5, 1947 – Rick Derringer, American guitarist and vocalist
- August 19, 1947 – Terry Hoeppner, American football coach (d. 2007)
- August 29, 1947 – Temple Grandin, American animal welfare and autism expert
- September 21, 1947 – Marsha Norman, American playwright
- November 10, 1947 – Glen Buxton, American musician (Alice Cooper) (d. 1997)
- December 14, 1947 – Christopher Parkening, American guitarist