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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.
- March 25, 1947 – An explosion in a coal mine in Centralia, Illinois kills 111.
- April 6, 1947 – The first Tony Awards are presented for theatrical achievement.
- June 25, 1947 – The Diary of a Young Girl (better known as The Diary of Anne Frank) is published.
- July 4, 1947 – The “Indian Independence Bill” is presented before British House of Commons, suggesting bifurcation of British India into two sovereign countries – India and Pakistan.
- 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 13, 1947 – The Soviet Union completes development of the AK-47, one of the first proper assault rifles.
- December 30, 1947 – King Michael of Romania is forced to abdicate by the Soviet Union-backed Communist government of Romania.
Who Were Born On 1947?
- February 13, 1947 – Stephen Hadley, U.S. National Security Adviser
- April 12, 1947 – Dan Lauria, American actor
- June 21, 1947 – Joey Molland, English guitarist (Badfinger)
- June 22, 1947 – Howard Kaylan, American singer (The Turtles, Flo & Eddie)
- August 8, 1947 – Larry Wilcox, American actor
- August 13, 1947 – John Stocker, Canadian voice actor
- September 3, 1947 – Kjell Magne Bondevik, Norwegian politician
- September 27, 1947 – Liz Torres, American actress and singer
- November 7, 1947 – Holmes Osborne, American actor
- December 4, 1947 – Terry Woods, Irish musician (The Pogues, Steeleye Span)