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1947 Historical Event(s)
- January 3, 1947 – Proceedings of the U.S. Congress are televised for the first time.
- January 22, 1947 – New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Pig in Chinese astrology.
- March 17, 1947 – First flight of the B-45 Tornado strategic bomber.
- April 1, 1947 – Paul becomes king of Greece, on the death of his childless elder brother, George II.
- August 17, 1947 – The Radcliffe Line, the border between Union of India and Dominion of Pakistan is revealed.
- September 30, 1947 – The Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Yemen join the United Nations.
- October 1, 1947 – The F-86 Sabre flies for the first time.
- October 5, 1947 – The first televised White House address is given by U.S. President Harry S. Truman.
- 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 18, 1947 – The Ballantyne’s Department Store fire in Christchurch, New Zealand, kills 41; it is the worst fire disaster in the history of New Zealand.
Who Were Born On 1947?
- January 8, 1947 – Don Bendell, American author & karate master
- March 4, 1947 – David Franzoni, American screenwriter
- April 30, 1947 – Leslie Grantham, British actor
- May 10, 1947 – Thomas Tessier, American author
- May 12, 1947 – Michael Ignatieff, Canadian politician
- July 14, 1947 – Navin Ramgoolam, Mauritius politician, 3rd and 6th Prime Minister of Mauritius
- August 16, 1947 – Katharine Hamnett, English fashion designer
- October 18, 1947 – Paul Chuckle, British comedian
- November 13, 1947 – Joe Mantegna, American actor
- December 26, 1947 – James T. Conway, 34th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps