1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar (dominical letter E), 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.
Real World Events
- Actor Carl Weathers is born.
- Stunt performer Thomas Rosales, Jr. is born.
- Author William Gibson is born.
- Actor Philip Weyland is born.
- Author Chet Williamson is born.
- Actor Rubén Blades is born.
- Actor Louis Eppolito is born.
- Actor Niall Buggy is born.
- Artist Bernie Wrightson is born.