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  In The Year...
  1947
 
CONTENTS
Chronology of Events
The Year in Pictures
Notable Deaths
World Leaders
State Governors
U.S. Congress Members
Awards and Honors
Disasters
Entertainment News and Highlights The biggest box office and artistic success of the year was The Best Years of Our Lives, which won a record nine Academy Awards.
Sports News and Highlights Champion sculler John B. Kelly, Jr. was voted the James E.Sullivan Memorial Trophy as the nation's top athlete for 1947. Kelly received 663 votes; runner-up Harrison Dillard, a hurdler, received 608; and three-time decathlon champion Irving Mondschein received 572 votes for third.
Wheat DeliveryWheat Delivery The first shipment under the Emergency Food Program.
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