- Some people claim that a UFO crashed at Roswell, New Mexico.
- Singer Frankie Laine earns the first of his 21 gold records.
- The timeless Christmas classic film "Miracle on 34th St." is released.
- Famous Births ... David Bowie, Nolan Ryan, David Letterman.
- Deaths ... Henry Ford, Al Capone.
- Jackie Robinson joins the Brooklyn Dodgers.
- United States First-Class Postage Stamp costs 3 cents.
- Hurricane in southeast Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama - 51 killed.
- The Dead Sea Scrolls are discovered at Qumran.
- India becomes independent from Great Britain and 2 countries are formed India (80% Hindu), Pakistan (95% Muslim).
- Invention of transistor.
Historical Highlights of 1947 ...
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