1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday 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 8th year of the 1940s decade.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
1947 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1947
Ab urbe condita2700
Armenian calendar1396
Assyrian calendar6697
Baháʼí calendar103–104
Balinese saka calendar1868–1869
Bengali calendar1354
Berber calendar2897
British Regnal year11 Geo. 6  12 Geo. 6
Buddhist calendar2491
Burmese calendar1309
Byzantine calendar7455–7456
Chinese calendar丙戌(Fire Dog)
4643 or 4583
丁亥年 (Fire Pig)
4644 or 4584
Coptic calendar1663–1664
Discordian calendar3113
Ethiopian calendar1939–1940
Hebrew calendar5707–5708
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2003–2004
 - Shaka Samvat1868–1869
 - Kali Yuga5047–5048
Holocene calendar11947
Igbo calendar947–948
Iranian calendar1325–1326
Islamic calendar1366–1367
Japanese calendarShōwa 22
Javanese calendar1878–1879
Juche calendar36
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4280
Minguo calendarROC 36
Nanakshahi calendar479
Thai solar calendar2490
Tibetan calendar阳火狗年
(male Fire-Dog)
2073 or 1692 or 920
(female Fire-Pig)
2074 or 1693 or 921

It was the first year of the Cold War, which would last until 1991, ending with the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

January 1: Nigeria gains autonomy.

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