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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, it 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 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 remains unsolved to this day).
January 16 - Vincent Auriol is inaugurated as president of France.
January 19 - A shipwreck near Athens, Greece kills 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 Poland.
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 begins to transmit radio broadcasts into Eastern Europe and the Voice of America 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.  The worst-ever train crash 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
March 4 - The Treaty of Dunkirk (effective September 8) is signed between the United Kingdom and France, providing for mutual assistance in the event of attack.
March 12 - The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed, to help stem the spread of Communism.
March 14 - The Thames flood and other widespread flooding occurs, as the exceptionally harsh British winter of 1946-1947 ends in a thaw.  
March 15 - Hindus and Muslims clash in Punjab.
March 19 - The 19th Academy Awards Ceremony is held. The movie wins the The Best Years of Our Lives Academy Award for Best Picture, along with several other Academy Awards.
March 25 - A coal mine explosion in Centralia, Illinois, kills 111.
March 28 - A World War II Japanese booby trap explodes on Corregidor Island, killing 28 people.
March 29 - A rebellion against French rule erupts in Madagascar. March 31 - The leaders of the Kurdish People's Republic of Mahabad, the second Kurdish state in the history of Iran, are hanged at Chuwarchira Square in Mahabad, after that country had been overrun by the Iranian army.
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 16 people and wounding 25.
May 2 - The movie , a Christmastime classic, is first shown in theaters. Miracle on 34th Street
May 3 - The new post-war Japanese constitution 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 29 - A Flugfelag Íslands airliner crashes into a mountainside, "killing 25 people".
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 the 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 - In the UK, King George VI 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, creating 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, ENIAC 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 - 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).
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). Democratic Republic of Congo, South Korea, North Korea, Bahrain and Liechtenstein also got independence.
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 90 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).
September 9 - A moth lodged in a relay is found to be the cause of a malfunction in the Harvard Mark II electromechanical computer, logged as the "First actual case of bug being found."  
September 13 - Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru suggests the exchange of four million Hindus and Muslims between India and Pakistan.
September 15 - 16 - Typhoon Kathleen strikes the B?s? Peninsula and the entire Kant? region in Japan. Heavy rains cause the Arakawa and Tone Rivers to overflow and embankment collapse. The resulting floods and debris flow kill between 1,077 and 1,920 people, injuring 1,547 and leaving 853 missing.  
September 17 - 21 - The 1947 Fort Lauderdale hurricane in southeastern Florida, and also in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana causes widespread damage, and kills 50 people.
September 22 - The Information Bureau of the Communist and Workers' Parties ( Communist Information Bureau, "Cominform") is founded. September 30 - Pakistan and Yemen join the United Nations.
October - First recorded use of the word in its modern sense, referring to an electronic digital machine. computer 
October 1 - The North American F-86 Sabre makes its first flight.
October 5 - President Harry S. Truman delivers the first televised White House address, speaking on the world food crises.
October 14 - United States Air Force test pilot, Captain Chuck Yeager, flies a Bell X-1 rocket plane faster than the speed of sound, the first time it has been accomplished.
October 20 - A war begins in Kashmir, along the border between India and Pakistan, leading to the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947 in the following year. Also, Pakistan establishes diplomatic relations with the United States of America.
October 24 - The first Azad Kashmir Government is established within Pakistan, headed by Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan as its first President supported by the government of Pakistan. October 30 - The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the foundation of the World Trade Organization (WTO), is established.
November 2 - In Long Beach, California, designer and airplane pilot Howard Hughes carries out the one and only flight of the , the largest Hughes H-4 Hercules 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 18 - The Ballantyne's Department Store fire in Christchurch, New Zealand, kills 31 people.
November 21 - The United Nations Conference on Trade and Employment begins in Havana, Cuba. This conference ends in 1948, when its members finish 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 to partition Palestine between Arab and Jewish regions, which results in the creation of the State of Israel.
January 4 - Chris Cutler, English percussionist
January 5 - Mike DeWine, American politician
William Bonin, American serial killer (d. 1996)
David Bowie, English singer, songwriter, and actor (d. 2016)
Petrus Iilonga, Namibian politician (d. 2018)
Igor Ivanov, Russian-born Canadian grandmaster (d. 2005)
Samuel Schmid, Swiss Federal Councilor
Terry Sylvester, English singer, musician Laurie Walters, American actress
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
February 1 - Jessica Savitch, American journalist (d. 1983)
February 2 - Farrah Fawcett, American actress ( ) (d. Charlie's Angels 2009)
February 7 - Wayne Allwine, American voice actor (d. 2009)
February 9 - Erik Olin Wright, American sociologist (d. 2019)
February 13 - Mike Krzyzewski, American basketball player and coach
February 16 - Veríssimo Correia Seabra, Bissau-Guinean military commander (d. 2004)
February 19 - Gustavo Rodríguez, Venezuelan actor (d. 2014)
February 26 - Sandie Shaw, British singer
February 27 - Gidon Kremer, Latvian violinist February 28 - Stephanie Beacham, English actress
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 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 2 - Kodela Siva Prasada Rao, Indian politician (d. 2019)
May 3 - Richard Jenkins, American actor
May 4 - Theda Skocpol, American sociologist
May 5 - Malam Bacai Sanhá, Guinea-Bissau politician (d. 2012)
May 12 - Michael Ignatieff, Canadian politician, philosopher and historian
May 13 - Stephen R. Donaldson, American novelist
May 15 - Graeham Goble, Australian musician
May 16 - Buddy Roberts, American professional wrestler (d. 2012)
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 23 - Ken Westerfield, American disc sports (Frisbee) pioneer, athlete, showman and promoter
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 ( ) Laverne and Shirley
Trevor Blades, English cricketer
Pete Maravich, American basketball player (d. 1988) Jerry John Rawlings, 2-time President of Ghana
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 15 - Raakhee, Indian actress
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 3 - Kjell Magne Bondevik, Prime Minister of Norway
September 9 - Freddy Weller, American singer, songwriter
September 13 - Ajib Ahmad, Malaysian politician (d. 2011)
September 16 - Russ Abbot, British comedian, actor
September 17 - Dame 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)
Keith Bremner, Australian Paralympic Shooter
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
November 15 - Steven G. Kellman, American author, critic
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 1 - Bob Fulton, English-Australian rugby league player
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 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 8 - Langley Collyer, American hermit brother (b. 1885)
April 9 - William Foden, American composer (b. 1860)
April 12 - Duke Robert of Württemberg (b. 1873)
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)
August August -
Teresa Magbanua, Filipino general (b. 1868)
August 8 - Anton Ivanovich Denikin, Russian military leader (b. 1872)
August 9 - Carlo Romanelli, Italian sculptor (b. 1872)
August 10 - Antonio Sciortino, Maltese sculptor (b. 1879)
August 11 - Prince Sisowath Youtevong, 4th Prime Minister of Cambodia (b. 1913)
August 15 - Claudio Granzotto, Italian Roman Catholic religious professed and blessed (b. 1900)
August 17 - Prince Eugen, Duke of Närke (b. 1865)
August 20 - Franz Cumont, Belgian archaeologist, historian (b. 1868)
August 23 - Hasmik, Soviet actress (b. 1878) August 29
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 9 - John Kelly, American actor (b. 1901)
December 10 - Pierre Petit de Julleville, French Roman Catholic priest, bishop and eminence (b. 1876)
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)
"Collection of weather statistics for the winter of 1947" . Retrieved 2010.
"collection of film clips of UK rail disruption in winter 1947". Archived from the original on January 25, 2011 . Retrieved 2010.
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^ Law No. 46.
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