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1947 Historical Event(s)
- January 1, 1947 – The American and British occupation zones in Germany, after World War II, merge to form the Bizone, that later became West Germany.
- January 22, 1947 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Pig in Chinese astrology.
- April 15, 1947 – Jackie Robinson debuts for the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking baseball’s color line.
- June 24, 1947 – Kenneth Arnold makes the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainier, Washington.
- July 1, 1947 – The Philippine Air Force is established.
- July 19, 1947 – The Prime Minister of the shadow Burmese government, Bogyoke Aung San and 6 of his cabinet and 2 non-cabinet members are assassinated by Galon U Saw.
- October 20, 1947 – United States of America and Pakistan establish diplomatic relations for the first time.
- November 2, 1947 – In California, designer Howard Hughes performs the maiden (and only) flight of the Spruce Goose or H-4 The Hercules; the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built.
- November 17, 1947 – American scientists John Bardeen and Walter Brattain observe the basic principles of the transistor, a key element for the electronics revolution of the 20th Century.
Who Were Born On 1947?
- January 20, 1947 – Cyrille Guimard, French cyclist and directeur sportif
- January 23, 1947 – Megawati Sukarnoputri, 5th President of Indonesia
- January 29, 1947 – David Byron, English singer (Uriah Heep) (d. 1985)
- January 30, 1947 – Steve Marriott, English musician (Humble Pie, The Small Faces) (d. 1991)
- April 1, 1947 – Alain Connes, French mathematician
- May 19, 1947 – Michele Placido, Italian actor and director
- June 11, 1947 – Henry Cisneros, American politician
- July 19, 1947 – Brian May, English guitarist (Queen)
- November 13, 1947 – Amory Lovins, American environmentalist and author
- December 26, 1947 – James T. Conway, 34th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps