1947

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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
1947 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1947
MCMXLVII
Ab urbe condita 2700
Armenian calendar 1396
ԹՎ ՌՅՂԶ
Assyrian calendar 6697
Bahá'í calendar 103–104
Balinese saka calendar 1868–1869
Bengali calendar 1354
Berber calendar 2897
British Regnal year 11 Geo. 6 – 12 Geo. 6
Buddhist calendar 2491
Burmese calendar 1309
Byzantine calendar 7455–7456
Chinese calendar 丙戌(Fire Dog)
4643 or 4583
    — to —
丁亥年 (Fire Pig)
4644 or 4584
Coptic calendar 1663–1664
Discordian calendar 3113
Ethiopian calendar 1939–1940
Hebrew calendar 5707–5708
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2003–2004
 - Shaka Samvat 1868–1869
 - Kali Yuga 5047–5048
Holocene calendar 11947
Igbo calendar 947–948
Iranian calendar 1325–1326
Islamic calendar 1366–1367
Japanese calendar Shōwa 22
(昭和22年)
Javanese calendar 1878–1879
Juche calendar 36
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4280
Minguo calendar ROC 36
民國36年
Nanakshahi calendar 479
Thai solar calendar 2490
Tibetan calendar 阳火狗年
(male Fire-Dog)
2073 or 1692 or 920
    — to —
阴火猪年
(female Fire-Pig)
2074 or 1693 or 921

1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1947th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 947th year of the 2nd millennium, the 47th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1940s decade.

Events

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August

Flag of Pakistan, the country that gained independence on August 14, 1947
Flag of India, the country that gained independence on August 15, 1947

September

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), officially born September 18, 1947

October

November

December

Date unknown

In fiction

  • The song "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" mentions Sgt. Pepper teaching the band to play "20 years ago today". This would place the event somewhere between February 1 and June 1 of 1947.
  • L.A. Noire, a video game released in 2011 by Rockstar Games, takes place in Los Angeles throughout the year 1947.

Births

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December

Date unknown

Deaths

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November

December

Date Unknown

Nobel Prizes

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References

  1. ^ "Collection of weather statistics for the winter of 1947". Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "collection of film clips of UK rail disruption in winter 1947". Archived from the original on January 25, 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  3. ^ Wood, Alan (1950). The Groundnut Affair. London: Bodley Head. OCLC 1841364. 
  4. ^ Law No. 46.
  5. ^ Copies of the bill of sale as well as the shipping documents and a letter from the Port of New York confirming the arrival of the VW can be found in Hennessy's book The Bride and the Beetle.
  6. ^ Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 396–397. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2. 
  7. ^ Cullingham, G. G. (November 2012). "The Floods of 1947". Histories of Windsor. The Royal Windsor Web Site. Retrieved 2013-03-01. 
  8. ^ "Year by Year 1947". History Channel International.
  9. ^ Packer, Michael. "A Deeper Look at Sunspots, Part 2". 
  10. ^ "Istorie Stelista (I)". 
  11. ^ "Llangollen International Eisteddfod – How it Started". Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Retrieved 2012-05-08. 
  12. ^ "bug:n.". The Jargon File. Retrieved 2012-01-20. 
  13. ^ "Log Book With Computer Bug". National Museum of American History. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  14. ^ Japan Fire and Disaster Management Agency official report. ja:キャスリーン台風 (Japanese language) Retrieved 2017-02-20.
  15. ^ "Arajo.ktr.mlit.go.jp". 
  16. ^ "computer, n.". Oxford English Dictionary online version. Oxford University Press. September 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-29.  (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  17. ^ Waldorf Statement.
  18. ^ Gupta, Bal K. Forgotten Atrocities.  Date requires confirmation.
  19. ^ http://www.ibdb.com/production.php?id=1804
  20. ^ "Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901) – Otello". MusicWeb International. Retrieved 2013-12-09. 
  21. ^ "Fact sheet: Women at Cambridge: A Chronology". University of Cambridge. 2010. Archived from the original on November 7, 2007. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  22. ^ "The Lost Decade Timeline". BBC. Archived from the original on August 21, 2006. 

External links

  • Pathe newsreel, 1947. Experimental snowplough. Pathe says 'Grantham' but the station name 'Dowlais top' in Wales can be clearly seen
  • Gallery of UK winter photographs
  • Personal testimony of the winter of 1947
  • Stories from the winter of 1947
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