Chronology of Events
The Year in Pictures
Awards and Honors
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
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.
U.S. Congress Members
The first shipment under the Emergency Food Program.