1947 in History – What happened in year 1947

✅ Published on April 8th, 2009 in 20th Century in History

In history, year 1947 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1947.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1947 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
12 februaryFrench designer Christian Dior unveiled a 'New Look' that revolutionized women's dress and reestablished Paris as the center of the fashion world after World War II.
12 februaryThe Sikhote-Alin meteorite, one of the largest iron meteorite impacts ever observed, fell in the Sikhote-Alin Range in Siberia.
23 februaryThe International Organization for Standardization, responsible for worldwide industrial and commercial standards, was founded.
01 marchThe International Monetary Fund began its financial operations.
06 aprilThe first Tony Award, recognizing achievements in live American Theatre, were handed out at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
07 aprilThe Arab Ba'ath Party was founded in Damascus.
15 aprilJackie Robinson, the first African American to break the baseball color line, played his first game in Major League Baseball.
16 aprilAmerican financier and presidential adviser Bernard Baruchfirst described the post–World War II tensions between the SovietUnion and the United States as a 'cold war'.
18 aprilIn one of the largest non-nuclear single explosive detonationsin history, the Royal Navy set off 4,000 tonnes of surplus ammunition inan unsuccessful attempt to destroy the island of Heligoland, Germany.
19 april522 people were killed as a French ship exploded near the Texas City harbor.
01 mayItalian separatist Salvatore Giuliano and his gang fired into a crowd of May Day marchers near Piana degli Albanesi, Sicily, killing 11 and wounding 33.
23 mayThe UK cabinet agreed to Lord Mountbatten's proposal for the partition of India into two states, one Muslim and the other Hindu. The Viceroy is to have a series of talks with Lord Listowel, the Secretary of India.
29 mayEstablishment of Indian Standard Institution. In the twilight years of British rule in India, when the country was faced with the gigantic task of building up the industrial infrastructure, it was the Institution of Engineers (India), which prepared the first draft of the Constitution of an Institution which could take up the task of formulation of National Standards.
05 juneAt a speech at Harvard University, United States Secretary ofState George Marshall called for economic aid to war-torn Europe,outlining a recovery program that became known as the Marshall Plan.
20 juneA Mafia hitman murdered gangster Bugsy Siegel in Beverly Hills,California.
24 juneKenneth Arnold makes the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainier, Washington. Kenneth A. Arnold was an American aviator and businessman. He is best known for making what is generally considered the first widely reported unidentified flying object sighting in the United States, after claiming to have seen nine unusual objects flying in a chain near Mount Rainier, Washington.
25 juneThe Diary of a Young Girl (better known as The Diary of Anne Frank) was published. The Diary of a Young Girl is a book of the writings from the Dutch language diary kept by Anne Frank while she was in hiding for two years with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. The family was apprehended in 1944, and Anne Frank died of typhus in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
06 julyThe production of AK-47 rifle started in Soviet Union. AK stands for Avtomat Kalashnikova. It was designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov. It is a semi automatic or automatic light weight machine gun. This gun is used by armed forces of maximum countries of the world.
08 julyAfter various news agencies reported the capture of a 'flyingdisc' by U.S. Army Air Force personnel in Roswell, New Mexico, themilitary stated that what was actually recovered was debris from anexperimental high-altitude surveillance weather balloon.
19 julyBurmese nationalist Aung San and six members of his newlyformed cabinet were assassinated during a cabinet meeting.
29 julyENIAC, the world's first general-purpose electronic digital computer, was turned on in its new home at the Ballistic Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Grounds.
02 augustA British South American Airways airliner crashed into Mount Tupungato in the Argentine Andes, the wreckage from which was not found until 1998.
14 augustThe colony of Pakistan and Bangladesh gain formal independence from Great Britain, as the British withdrew from the Indian Empire.
15 augustIndia gains independence from Great Britain after a rule that lasted for more than 200 years.
17 augustA commission led by Cyril Radcliffe established the RadcliffeLine, the border between India and Pakistan after the Partition ofIndia.
18 septemberThe National Security Act came into effect, establishing theUnited States Air Force as a separate branch of the U.S. military, aswell as the Central Intelligence Agency.
17 octoberBurma and Britain signed an agreement today, which grants Burma full independence outside of Britain if it chooses, thus ending the 300 years of British Rule over the country.
19 octoberAs per the Federal Works administrator minimum wage of 40 cents per hour is outdated and should be reformed to 75 cents per hour.
25 novemberMcCarthyism-Executives from movie studios agreed to blacklistten screenwriters and directors who were jailed for contempt of Congressfor refusing to give testimony to the House Un-American ActivitiesCommittee.
29 novemberThe United Nations General Assembly voted to approve the partition Plan for Palestine, a plan to resolve the Arab–Israeli conflict in the British Mandate of Palestine by separating the territory into Jewish and Arab states.


Famous birthdays in the year 1947:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 OctoberBen Cauley / Writer / United States of America
05 JuneDavid Hare / Director / United Kingdom
05 AugustBernie Carbo / Baseball Player / United States of America
05 AprilVirendra Sharma / Politician / United Kingdom
08 January Antti Kalliomäki / Politician / Finland
08 March Carole Bayer Sager / Writer / United States of America
09 OctoberWilliam E. McAnulty Jr. / Lawyer / United States of America
09 SeptemberT. M. Wright / Poet / United States of America
09 DecemberTom Daschle / Soldier / United States of America
10 March Kim Campbell / Politician / Canada
11 February Yukio Hatoyama / Politician / Japan
13 AugustMargareta Winberg / Politician / Sweden
16 NovemberOmar Ruiz Hernández / Journalist / Cuba
19 March Glenn Close / Actress / United States of America
24 MayMike De Leon / Director / Philippines
25 OctoberGlenn Tipton / Writer / United Kingdom
25 JuneJohn Powell / Discus Thrower / United States of America
27 AugustPeter Krieg / Producer / Germany
27 January Philip Sugden / Author / United Kingdom
28 JuneLaura Tyson / Academic / United States of America

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1947:

YearName / Profession / Country
03 JuneMala Sen / Writer / India
05 JulyLalji Singh / Scientist / India
14 NovemberBharathan / Writer / India
28 FebruaryVijay Bahuguna / Politician / India
21 JulyChetan Chauhan / Politician / India
28 FebruaryDigvijay Singh / Politician / India
01 SeptemberP. A. Sangma / Politician / India
16 MarchPratima Puri / Journalist / India
01 OctoberDalveer Bhandari / Lawyer / India
01 SeptemberPurno Agitok Sangma / Politician / India
11 JuneLalu Prasad Yadav / Politician / India
01 SeptemberP.A. Sangma / Politician / India
29 SeptemberS. H. Kapadia / Lawyer / India
19 JuneSalman Rushdie / Novelist / India
22 DecemberDilip Doshi / Cricketer / India
18 SeptemberRavi S. Naik / Politician / India
15 SeptemberBhupinder Singh Hooda / Politician / India
29 JanuaryAshok Gupta / Writer / India
04 JuneAshok Sarraf / Actor / India
29 SeptemberS. H. Kapadia / Lawyer / India
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