Major Events of 1947



NBA: Baltimore Bullets vs. Philadelphia Warriors Series: 4-2
NCAA Football: Michigan Record: 9-0-0
Heisman Trophy: Doak Walker, SMU HB Points: 778
Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings Series: 4-0
US Open Golf: Ben Hogan Score: 276 Course: Rivera CC Location: Los Angeles, CA
World Series: Cleveland Indians vs. Boston Braves Series: 4-2

Popular Movies

1. The Road to Rio
2. Easter Parade
3. Red River
4. The Three Musketeers
5. Jonny Belinda
6. Cass Timberlane
7. The Emperor Waltz
8. Gentleman's Agreement
9. Date with Judy
10. Captain from Castile

Academy Awards

Best Picture: "Hamlet"
Best Director: John Huston ... "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre"
Best Actor: Laurence Oliver ... "Hamlet"
Best Actress: Jane Wyman ... "Johnny Belinda"

Nobel Prizes

TISELIUS, ARNE WILHELM KAURIN, Sweden, Uppsala University, b. 1902, d. 1971: "for his research on electrophoresis and adsorption analysis, especially for his discoveries concerning the complex nature of the serum proteins"

ELIOT, THOMAS STEARNS, Great Britain, b. 1888 (in S:t Louis, MO., U.S.A.), d. 1965: "for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry"

The prize money was allocated to the Main Fund (1/3) and to the Special Fund (2/3) of this prize section.

Physiology or Medicine
M†LLER, PAUL HERMANN, Switzerland, Laboratorium der Farben-Fabriken J.R. Geigy A.G. (Laboratory of the J.R. Geigy Dye-Factory Co.), Basel, b. 1899, d. 1965: "for his discovery of the high efficiency of DDT as a contact poison against several arthropods"

BLACKETT, Lord PATRICK MAYNARD STUART, Great Britain, Victoria University, Manchester, b. 1897, d. 1974: "for his development of the Wilson cloud chamber method, and his discoveries therewith in the fields of nuclear physics and cosmic radiation"

Pulitzer Prizes

Drama: Tennessee Williams ... "A Streetcar Named Desire"
Fiction: James A. Michener ... "Tales of the South Pacific"
History: Bernard DeVoto ... "Across the Wide Missouri"
International Reporting: Paul W. Ward ... "Baltimore Sun"
National Reporting: Bert Andrews ... "New York Herald Tribune" & Nat S. Finney ... "Minneapolis Tribune"
Public Service: "St. Louis Post-Dispatch"

Tony Awards

Best Play: "Mister Roberts"
Best Musical: (No Musical Awarded)