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1947 (Roman Numerals: MCMXLVII) was the 47th year of the 20th century. 1947 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Wednesday.
On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1947.
News Events of 1947
Aviator, Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier in the Bell X-1.
Greek Civil War (1947-1949).
India and Pakistan independent from Britain.
Invention of transistor.
Marshall Plan for reconstruction in Europe.
Japan's post-war constitution comes into effect.
Some people claim that a UFO crashed at Roswell, New Mexico.
Tennessee Williams' play, "A Streetcar Named Desire", opens on Broadway.
Howdy Doody makes its TV debut.
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) founded.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) begins operations.
First Tony Awards for theatrical achivement.
Maiden flight of the Boeing CH-47 Chinook.
Sports in 1947
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