1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (dominical letter E) 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 eighth year of the 1940s decade.

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

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

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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.

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Nobel Prizes