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1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1947th year of the Common Era (CE) and (AD) designations, the 947th year of the Anno Domini 2nd millennium, the 47th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1940s decade.
It was the first year of the
Cold War, which would last until 1991, ending with the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
January- February - Winter of 1946-47 in the United Kingdom: The worst snowfall in the country in the 20th century causes extensive disruption of travel. Given the low ratio of private vehicle ownership at the time, this is mainly remembered in terms of the effects on the railway networks.  
January 3 - Proceedings of the United States Congress are televised for the first time.
January 4 - First issue of weekly magazine published in Der Spiegel Hanover, Germany, edited by Rudolf Augstein. 
January 10 - The United Nations takes control of the free city of Trieste.
January 15 - Elizabeth Short, an aspiring actress nicknamed the " Black Dahlia", is found brutally murdered in a vacant lot in Los Angeles; the case is never solved.
January 16 - Vincent Auriol is inaugurated as president of France.
January 19 - Ferry SS sinks in the Heimara South Euboean Gulf of Greece killing 392.
January 24 - Dimitrios Maximos founds a monarchist government in Athens.
January 25 - A Philippine plane crashes in Hong Kong, with $5 million worth of gold and money.
January 26 - A KLM Douglas DC-3 aircraft crashes soon after taking off from Kastrup Airport, Copenhagen, killing all on board, including Prince Gustaf Adolf, second in line to the Swedish throne, and American singer Grace Moore.
January 30- February 8 - A heavy blizzard in Canada buries towns, from Winnipeg to Calgary. January 31 - The Communists take power in the Polish People's Republic.
February 7 - The South Pacific Commission (SPC) is founded.
February 8 - The Karlslust dance hall fire in Berlin, Germany, kills over 80 people.
February 10 - In Paris, France, peace treaties are signed between the World War II Allies and Italy, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Finland. Italy cedes most of Istria to the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (later Croatia).
meteor creates an impact crater in Sikhote-Alin, in the Soviet Union.
Christian Dior introduces The "New Look" in women's fashion, in Paris. In Burma, the Panglong Agreement is reached between the Burmese government under its leader, General Aung San, and the Shan, Kachin, and Chin ethnic peoples at the Panglong Conference. U Aung Zan Wai, Pe Khin, Major Aung, Sir Maung Gyi, Dr. Sein Mya Maung and Myoma U Than Kywe are among the negotiators.
February 17 - Cold War: The Voice of America begins to transmit radio broadcasts into Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union.
February 21 - In New York City, Edwin Land demonstrates the first "instant camera", his Polaroid Land Camera, to a meeting of the Optical Society of America.
February 22 - The Tom and Jerry cartoon , is released. Cat Fishin'
February 23 - The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is founded.
The German state of
Prussia is officially abolished, by the Allied Control Council. 
Hachik? Line derailment: The worst-ever train accident in Japan kills 184 people. John C. Hennessy, Jr. brings the first Volkswagen Beetle to the United States. He purchased the 1946 automobile from the U.S. Army Post Exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, while serving in the U.S. Army. The Beetle is shipped from Bremerhaven, arriving in New York this day.  February 28
May 1 - Portella della Ginestra massacre: The Salvatore Giuliano gang of Sicilian separatists opens fire on a Labour Day parade at Portella della Ginestra, Sicily, killing 11 people and wounding 27.
May 2 - The movie , a Christmastime classic, is first shown in theaters. Miracle on 34th Street
May 3 - The new post-war Constitution of Japan goes into effect.
May 11 - The Ferrari 125 S, the first car to bear the Ferrari name, debuts.
May 12 - The animated cartoon film , directed by Rabbit Transit Friz Freleng, is released.
May 25 - Hyundai Togun, the initial name of the Hyundai Group, is founded by Chung Ju-young. 
May 30 - Eastern Air Lines Flight 605: A Douglas C-54 Skymaster crashes near Bainbridge, Maryland, killing all 53 aboard (49 passengers, 4 crew), in America's worst commercial aviation disaster to that date. May 31
July 1 - The United States begins the National Malaria Eradication Program, successfully eradicating malaria in 1951.
July 8 - Roswell UFO incident: A supposedly downed extraterrestrial spacecraft is reportedly found near Roswell, New Mexico.
July 9 - King George VI of the United Kingdom announces the engagement of his daughter Princess Elizabeth to Lt. Philip Mountbatten.
July 11 - The ship leaves France for Exodus Palestine, with 4,500 Jewish Holocaust survivor refugees on board.
July 19 - Burmese nationalist Aung San, and six members of his newly formed cabinet, are assassinated during a cabinet meeting.
July 26 - Cold War: U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act of 1947 into law to create the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the National Security Council.
July 27- 28 - English endurance swimmer Tom Blower becomes the first person to swim the North Channel, from Donaghadee in Northern Ireland to Portpatrick in Scotland. July 29 - After being shut down on November 9, 1946, for a refurbishment, the ENIAC computer in the United States is turned back on again, and remains in continuous operation until October 2, 1955.
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August 1 - Indonesian airline Garuda Indonesia is established.
August 2 - 1947 BSAA Avro Lancastrian : A British South American Airways Avro Lancastrian airliner crashes into a mountain during a flight from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Santiago, Chile (the wreckage will not be found until 1998). Star Dust accident
August 5 - The Netherlands ends Operation Product, the first of its major (military "police actions") in politionele acties Indonesia.
The greater Indian subcontinent, with a mixed population of Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Jews and others formed by the
Partition of India, gains independence from the British Empire, as the Dominion of India. Jawaharlal Nehru takes office as the first Prime Minister of India, taking his oath from Louis Mountbatten, Viscount Mountbatten of Burma, Governor-General of India (but no longer Viceroy).
August 16 - In Greece, General Markos Vafiadis takes over the government until 1949.
August 23 - The Prime Minister of Greece, Dimitrios Maximos, resigns.
August 27 - The French government lowers the daily bread ration to 200 grams, causing riots in Verdun and Le Mans.
August 30 - A fire at a movie theater in Rueil, a suburb of Paris, France, kills 83 people. August 31 - In Hungary, communists fail to gain a majority in parliamentary elections (despite widespread fraud) and turn to direct action as part of the country's transition to Communism (1944-1949).
November 2 - In Long Beach, California, designer and airplane pilot Howard Hughes carries out the one and only flight of the Hughes H-4 Hercules (" Spruce Goose"), the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built and flown. This flight only lasts 8 minutes.
November 6 - The television program makes its debut, on the Meet the Press NBC-TV network in the United States.
November 9 - Junagadh is invaded by the Indian army.
November 10 - The arrest of four steel workers in Marseille begins a French communist riot, that also spreads to Paris.
Brussels, 15,000 people demonstrate against the relatively short prison sentences of Belgian Nazi criminals. Great Britain begins withdrawing its troops from Palestine.
November 17- December 23 - John Bardeen and Walter Brattain working under William Shockley at AT&T's Bell Labs in the United States demonstrate the transistor effect, a key element for the electronics revolution of the 20th century. 
November 17 - The Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.
November 18 - Ballantyne's fire: A fire in Ballantynes department store in Christchurch, New Zealand, kills 41 people.
November 21 - The United Nations Conference on Trade and Employment begins in Havana, Cuba. This conference ends in 1948, when its members complete the Havana Charter.
November 24 - McCarthyism: The United States House of Representatives votes 346-17 to approve citations of Contempt of Congress against the " Hollywood Ten", after the screenwriters and directors refuse to co-operate with the House Un-American Activities Committee concerning allegations of communist influences in the movie business. The ten men are blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studios on the following day. 
November 27 - In Paris, France, police occupy the editorial offices of the communist newspapers. November 29 - The United Nations General Assembly votes for the United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine which will partition Mandatory Palestine between Arab and Jewish regions, resulting in the creation of the State of Israel.
January 5 - Mike DeWine, American politician, U.S. Senator (Ohio), 70th Governor of Ohio
January 13 - Carles Rexach, Spanish-Catalan footballer and coach
January 15 - Andrea Martin, Canadian-American actress ( ) Second City Television
January 17 - Jane Elliot, American actress
January 18 - Takeshi Kitano, Japanese film director, actor
January 19 - Paula Deen, American Food Channel television personality
January 20 - Cyrille Guimard, French road racing cyclist
January 21 - Jill Eikenberry, American actress
January 25 - Tostão (Eduardo Gonçalves de Andrade), Brazilian footballer
January 26 - Michel Sardou, French singer and actor
January 27 - Björn Afzelius, Swedish singer, songwriter and guitarist ( ) (d. Hoola Bandoola Band 1999)
January 30 - Steve Marriott, British rock musician (d. 1991) January 31
March 1 - Alan Thicke, Canadian actor, television host (d. 2016)
March 2 - Yuri Bogatyryov, Soviet actor (d. 1989)
March 7 - Walter Röhrl, German race car driver
March 9 - Ryszard Peryt, Polish conductor, librettist (d. 2019)
March 13 - Beat Richner, Swiss pediatrician, cellist (d. 2018)
March 15 - Ry Cooder, American guitarist
March 17 - Yury Chernavsky, Russian-born composer, producer
March 19 - Glenn Close, American actress
March 21 - Ali Abdullah Saleh, President of Yemen (d. 2017)
March 25 - Elton John, English rock musician ( ) Rocket Man
March 26 - Subhash Kak, Indian-American author
March 27 - Walt Mossberg, American newspaper columnist March 31
April 4 - Eliseo Soriano, Philippine preacher
April 5 - Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, 14th President of the Philippines, daughter of former president Diosdado Macapagal
April 6 - John Ratzenberger, American actor ( ) Cheers
April 7 - Florian Schneider, German musician (d. 2020)
April 8 - Robert Kiyosaki, American investor, businessman and self-help author
April 9 - Ken Lewis, American former CEO, president, and chairman of Bank of America
April 10 - Bunny Wailer, Jamaican reggae musician
April 13 - Mike Chapman, Australian-born songwriter, record producer
April 19 - Murray Perahia, American pianist
April 21 - Iggy Pop, American rock musician
April 24 - Josep Borrell, Spanish minister, MEP and EU High Representative
April 27 - Pete Ham, Welsh singer, songwriter and guitarist (d. 1975)
April 28 - Ken St. Andre, American game designer, author
April 30 - Leslie Grantham, English actor (d. 2018)
May 1 - Jacob Bekenstein, Mexico-born Israeli-American theoretical physicist (d. 2015)
May 3 - Richard Jenkins, American actor
May 4 - Theda Skocpol, American sociologist
May 5 - Malam Bacai Sanhá, Guinea-Bissau politician (d. 2012)
May 10 - Caroline B. Cooney, American author
May 12 - Michael Ignatieff, Canadian politician, philosopher and historian
May 13 - Stephen R. Donaldson, American novelist
May 16 - Bill Smitrovich, American actor
May 17 - Hawa Abdi, Somali activist and doctor (d. 2020)
May 18 - John Bruton, 10th Taoiseach of Ireland
May 19 - Paul Brady, Northern Irish singer, songwriter
May 21 - Lolit Solis, Filipina talent manager (host of , Startalk ) CelebriTV
May 24 - Maude Barlow, Canadian author, activist and National Chairperson of The Council of Canadians
May 26 - Glenn Turner, New Zealand cricket captain
May 28 - Pedro Giachino, Argentine Navy officer (d. 1982) May 29 - Stan Zemanek, Australian radio broadcaster (d. 2007)
June 2 - Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Punjabi saint, Sikh theologian, military leader (d. 1984)
June 3 - Dave Alexander, American musician (d. 1975)
June 4 - Viktor Klima, Chancellor of Austria
June 7 - Thurman Munson, American baseball catcher (d. 1979)
June 8 - Eric F. Wieschaus, American biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
June 10 - Ken Singleton, American baseball player
June 14 - Barry Melton, American rock musician ( ) Country Joe and the Fish
June 15 - John Hoagland, American war photographer (d. 1984)
June 16 - -minu, Swiss columnist, writer
June 17 - Paul Young, English singer, songwriter ( ) (d. Mike and the Mechanics 2000)
June 20 - Candy Clark, American actress
Meredith Baxter, American actress ( ) Family Ties
Rachel Adato, Israeli gynaecologist, lawyer and politician
Jim Benzelock, American professional ice hockey right winger
Shirin Ebadi, Iranian activist, Nobel Peace Prize recipient
Michael Gross, American actor ( ) Family Ties
Duane Thomas, American football running back Fernando Savater, Spanish philosopher, author
Bobby Douglass, American football quarterback
Natalya Varley, Soviet, Russian film, theater actress
Murray Webb, New Zealand caricature artist, test cricketer
David Jones, Northern Irish European Tour golfer
Octavia E. Butler, American author (d. 2006)
David Lander, American actor and comedian (d. 2020)
Trevor Blades, English cricketer
Pete Maravich, American basketball player (d. 1988) Jerry John Rawlings, 2-time President of Ghana (d. 2020)
June 26 - Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Afghan politician
June 30 - Jean-Yves Le Drian, French minister
July 2 - Larry David, American actor, writer, producer and director ( ) Curb Your Enthusiasm
July 8 - Bobby Sowell, American pianist, composer
July 11 - Riad Ismat, Syrian writer, critic and theatre director
Don Burke, Australian television presenter, television producer, author and horticulturalist
Alexis Herman, American politician
Roelf Meyer, South African politician, businessman
Valnice Milhomens, Brazilian pastor, apostle, author and televangelist Assata Shakur, American convicted murder
July 17 - Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, British Princess, second wife of Charles, Prince of Wales
July 18 - Steven W. Mahoney, Canadian politician
July 21 - Co Adriaanse, Dutch football manager
July 23 - Spencer Christian, American television personality
July 24 - Peter Serkin, American classical pianist (d. 2020)
July 28 - Su Tseng-chang, Taiwanese politician, 41st and 50th Premier of the Republic of China
August 3 - Colleen Corby, American fashion model
August 4 - Hubert Ingraham, Bahamian politician
August 7 - Franciscus Henri, Dutch-born Australian children's entertainer, composer and artist
August 9 - John Varley, American science-fiction author
August 11 - Diether Krebs, German actor, cabaret artist and comedian (d. 2000)
August 12 - William Hartston, British chess player
August 13 - John Stocker, Canadian voice actor
August 17 - Mohamed Abdelaziz, Sahrawi politician
August 20 - José Wilker, Brazilian actor (d. 2014)
August 23 - Willy Russell, British playwright
August 24 - Roger De Vlaeminck, Belgian cyclist
August 26 - Nicolae Dobrin, Romanian footballer (d. 2007)
August 30 - Allan Rock, Canadian politician, diplomat August 31
September 1 - Al Green, American politician
September 9 - Freddy Weller, American singer, songwriter
September 13 - Ajib Ahmad, Malaysian politician (d. 2011)
September 16 - Russ Abbot, British comedian, actor
September 17 - Tessa Jowell, British politician (d. 2018)
Steve Bartlett, American businessman, lobbyist and politician (U.S. congressman from Texas's 3rd congressional district; mayor of Dallas, Texas; member of the Dallas City Council) Tanith Lee, British author (d. 2015)
Don Felder, American musician, songwriter
Rupert Hine, English musician, songwriter, and record producer Stephen King, American writer and novelist, specializing in the horror genre
September 26 - Lynn Anderson, American country music singer (d. 2015)
October 2 - Ward Churchill, American author, activist
October 4 - Ann Widdecombe, British politician
October 5 - Brian Johnson, English rock singer ( ) AC/DC
October 6 - Gail Farrell, American singer
October 7 - Pip Williams, British record producer
October 8 - Stephen Shore, American photographer
October 9 - France Gall, French singer (d. 2018)
October 10 - Larry Lamb, British actor
October 12 - George Lam, Hong Kong singer. actor
October 13 - Sammy Hagar, American rock musician ( ) Van Halen
October 14 - Nikolai Volkoff, Croatian-Russian professional wrestler (d. 2018)
October 22 - Ed Welch, English TV music composer
October 24 - Kevin Kline, American actor
October 25 - Glenn Tipton, English rock guitarist
October 28 - Henri Michel, French football player and coach (d. 2018)
October 29 - Richard Dreyfuss, American actor
October 30 - Timothy B. Schmit, American musician October 31
November 5 - Rubén Juárez, Argentine bandoneonist, singer and songwriter of tango (d. 2010)
November 9 - Phil Driscoll, American Christian musician, trumpet player
November 12 - Carlos Ezquerra, Spanish comics artist (d. 2018)
November 13 - Joe Mantegna, American actor, producer, and director
November 18 – Ali Bakar, Malaysian football player (d. 2003)
November 24 - Dwight Schultz, American actor ( ) The A-Team
November 25 - John Larroquette, American actor ( ) Night Court
November 29 - Mirza Khazar, Azerbaijani author November 30
December 2 - Isaac Bitton, French rock band drummer
December 6 - RR Soares, Brazilian televangelist, missionary, author, singer, businessman and composer
December 9 - Tom Daschle, U.S. Senator
December 10 - Rainer Seifert, German field hockey player
December 11 - David E. Stone, American sound editor
December 12 - Will Alsop, English architect
December 18 - Leonid Yuzefovich, Russian crime fiction writer
December 21 - Paco de Lucía, Spanish guitarist (d. 2014)
December 25 - Pepe Smith, Filipino rock musician (d. 2019)
December 26 - Carlton Fisk, American baseball player
December 27 - Bob Conti, American musician
December 28 - Aurelio Rodríguez, Mexican Major League Baseball player (d. 2000)
December 30 - Jeff Lynne, British musician ( ) Electric Light Orchestra December 31
January 3 - Al Herpin, French-born American insomniac, "The Man Who Never Slept" (b. 1862)
January 8 - Tadeusz Kutrzeba, Polish general (b. 1885)
January 11 - Eva Tanguay, Canadian-born vaudeville performer (b. 1878)
January 14 - Bill Hewitt, American football player ( Chicago Bears), Pro Football Hall of Fame member (b. 1909)
January 15 - The " Black Dahlia" (Elizabeth Short), American murder victim (b. 1924)
January 17 - Hryhoriy Khomyshyn, Ukrainian Roman Catholic bishop, martyr and blessed (b. 1867)
January 18 - Maria Giovanna Fasce, Italian Roman Catholic religious professed, Augustinian nun and blessed (b. 1881)
January 19 - Manuel Machado, Spanish poet (b. 1874)
January 22 - Vivienne Haigh-Wood Eliot, British writer (b. 1888)
January 24 - August Meyszner, Austrian-born SS officer (executed) (b. 1886)
January 25 - Al Capone, American gangster (b. 1899)
January 27 - Vassily Balabanov, Soviet administrator, Provincial Governor of Imperial Russia (b. 1873)
January 28 - Reynaldo Hahn, Venezuelan-born French composer (b. 1874) January 30 - Frederick Blackman, British plant physiologist (b. 1866)
February 3 - Petar Zivkovic, Yugoslavian politician, 11th Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (b. 1879)
February 4 - Luigi Russolo, Italian painter, composer (b. 1885)
February 11 - Martin Klein, Estonian wrestler (b. 1884)
February 14 - Celestina Boninsegna, Italian soprano (b. 1877)
February 15 - Mustafa Abdel-Razek, Egyptian Islamic philosopher (b. 1885)
February 20 - Henry Herbert, British actor (b. 1879)
February 22 - Willie Franklin Pruit, American poet (b. 1865)
February 23 - Hakim Habibur Rahman, Indian physician, writer, journalist and politician (b. 1881)
February 27 - Heinrich Häberlin, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1868)
March 2 - Whately Carington, British parapsychologist (b. 1892)
March 5 - Alfredo Casella, Italian composer (b. 1883)
March 10 - Harukichi Hyakutake, Japanese general (b. 1888)
March 12 - Walter Samuel Goodland, Governor of Wisconsin (b. 1862)
March 18 - William C. Durant, American automobile pioneer (b. 1861)
March 19 - Prudence Heward, Canadian painter (b. 1896)
March 20 - Victor Goldschmidt, Swiss geochemist (b. 1888)
March 21 - Homer Lusk Collyer, American hermit brother ( ) (b. Collyer brothers 1881)
March 25 - Chen Cheng-po, Taiwanese painter (b. 1895)
March 29 - Manuel de Adalid y Gamero, Honduran composer (b. 1872)
April 1 - King George II of Greece (b. 1890)
April 5 - Petro Trad, Lebanese lawyer, politician, 14th Prime Minister of Lebanon and 5th President of Lebanon (b. 1876)
April 6 - Herbert Backe, German Nazi general (b. 1896)
April 8 - Langley Collyer, American hermit brother (b. 1885)
April 9 - William Foden, American composer (b. 1860)
April 14 - Salvador Toscano, Mexican director, producer and filmmaker (b. 1872)
April 15 - Georg Friederici, German ethnologist (b. 1866)
April 18 - Jozef Tiso, Slovak politician, Roman Catholic priest, 1st Prime Minister of Slovakia and President of Slovakia (b. 1887)
April 20 - King Christian X of Denmark (b. 1870)
April 21 - Heitor da Silva Costa, Brazilian engineer, designer and constructor (b. 1873)
April 23 - Gyula Károlyi, Hungarian politician, 29th Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1871)
April 24 - Willa Siebert Cather, American novelist (b. 1873)
April 26 - Francesco Paolo Finocchiaro, Italian painter (b. 1868)
May 8 - Harry Gordon Selfridge, American department store magnate (b. 1858)
May 13 - Sukanta Bhattacharya, Bengali poet (b. 1926)
May 14 - John R. Sinnock, 8th Chief Engraver of the United States Mint (b. 1888)
May 15 - Miguel Abadía Méndez, Colombian politician, 12th President of Colombia (b. 1867)
May 18 - Lucile Gleason, American actress (b. 1888)
May 20 - Philipp Lenard, Austrian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)
May 24 - C. F. Ramuz, Swiss writer (b. 1878)
May 28 - August Eigruber, Nazi war criminal (executed) (b. 1907)
May 30 - Georg Ludwig von Trapp, Austrian sailor, patriarch of the Von Trapp Family of fame (b. The Sound of Music 1880) May 31 - Adrienne Ames, American actress (b. 1907)
June 11 - Richard Hönigswald, Hungarian-born American philosopher (b. 1875)
June 14 - Albert Marquet, French painter (b. 1875)
June 17 - Maxwell Perkins, American literary editor (b. 1884)
June 19 - K?s? Abe, Japanese admiral, convicted war criminal (executed) (b. 1892)
June 20 - Bugsy Siegel, American gangster (assassinated) (b. 1906)
June 22 - Jim Tully, American vagabond, pugilist and writer (b. 1891)
June 24 - Bartolome Pagano, Italian actor (b. 1878)
June 26 - Richard Bedford Bennett, 11th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1870) June 28 - Franciszek M?czy?ski, Polish architect (b. 1874)
October 2 - P. D. Ouspensky, Soviet mathematician (b. 1878)
October 3 - Ernest L. Riebau, American politician ( 1895)
October 4 - Max Planck, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1858)
October 6 - Leevi Madetoja, Finnish composer (b. 1887)
October 10 - Jo Mora, Uruguayan-born American cartoonist (b. 1876)
October 13 - Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield, British economist, social reformer (b. 1859)
October 16 - Anna B. Eckstein, German peace campaigner (b. 1868)
October 17 - John Halliday, American actor (b. 1880)
October 20 - Sir Albert Howard, English botanist and organic farming pioneer (b. 1873)
October 23 - Carl Shelton, American gangster (b. 1888)
October 24 - Dudley Digges, Irish actor (b. 1879)
October 27 - María Teresalina Sánchez, Spanish Franciscan religious sister, missionary and martyr (b. 1918)
October 28 - Earl Snell, Governor of Oregon (plane crash) (b. 1895) October 29 - Frances Cleveland, First Lady of the United States (b. 1864)
November 1 - Man o' War, champion thoroughbred racehorse (b. 1917)
November 3 - Nelson McDowell, American actor (b. 1870)
November 7 - Sándor Garbai, Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1879)
November 15 - Eduard Ritter von Schleich, German fighter ace, air force general (b. 1888)
November 16 - Giuseppe Volpi, Italian businessman, politician (b. 1877)
November 17 - Josaphat Kotsylovsky, Ukrainian Roman Catholic bishop, martyr and blessed (b. 1876)
November 20 - Georg Kolbe, German sculptor (b. 1877)
November 25 - Léon-Paul Fargue, French writer (b. 1876)
November 29 - Ernie Adams, American actor (b. 1885) November 30 - Ernst Lubitsch, German film director (b. 1892)
December 2 - Franz Xaver Schwarz, German Nazi politician (executed) (b. 1875)
December 3 - Heinrich Hetsch, German physician, microbiologist (b. 1873)
December 6 - Tadashige Daigo, Japanese admiral (executed) (b. 1891)
December 9 - John Kelly, American actor (b. 1901)
December 10 - Pierre Petit de Julleville, French Roman Catholic priest, bishop and eminence (b. 1876)
December 12 - Huda Sha'arawi, Egyptian feminist (b. 1879)
December 15 - Arthur Machen, British writer (b. 1863)
December 23 - Ziauddin Ahmad, Indian educationalist and politician (b. 1878)
December 25 - Gaspar G. Bacon, Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1886)
December 27 - Johannes Winkler, German rocket pioneer (b. 1897)
December 28 - King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy (b. 1869)
December 29 - Han van Meegeren, Dutch painter, forger (b. 1889) December 30 - Alfred North Whitehead, British mathematician, philosopher (b. 1861)
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