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1947 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1947
MCMXLVII
Ab urbe condita 2700
Armenian calendar 1396
ԹՎ ՌՅՂԶ
Assyrian calendar 6697
Bahá'í calendar 103–104
Balinese saka calendar 1868–1869
Bengali calendar 1354
Berber calendar 2897
British Regnal year 11  Geo. 6   12  Geo. 6
Buddhist calendar 2491
Burmese calendar 1309
Byzantine calendar 7455–7456
Chinese calendar 丙戌(Fire  Dog)
4643 or 4583
     to 
丁亥年 (Fire  Pig)
4644 or 4584
Coptic calendar 1663–1664
Discordian calendar 3113
Ethiopian calendar 1939–1940
Hebrew calendar 5707–5708
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2003–2004
 - Shaka Samvat 1868–1869
 - Kali Yuga 5047–5048
Holocene calendar 11947
Igbo calendar 947–948
Iranian calendar 1325–1326
Islamic calendar 1366–1367
Japanese calendar Shōwa 22
(昭和22年)
Javanese calendar 1878–1879
Juche calendar 36
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4280
Minguo calendar ROC 36
民國36年
Nanakshahi calendar 479
Thai solar calendar 2490
Tibetan calendar 阳火狗年
(male Fire-Dog)
2073 or 1692 or 920
     to 
阴火猪年
(female Fire-Pig)
2074 or 1693 or 921

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.

Roman numerals Numbers in the Roman numeral system

Roman numerals are a numeral system that originated in ancient Rome and remained the usual way of writing numbers throughout Europe well into the Late Middle Ages. Numbers in this system are represented by combinations of letters from the Latin alphabet. Modern usage employs seven symbols, each with a fixed integer value:

A common year is a calendar year with 365 days, as distinguished from a leap year, which has 366. More generally, a common year is one without intercalation. The Gregorian calendar,, employs both common years and leap years to keep the calendar aligned with the tropical year, which does not contain an exact number of days.

A common year starting on Wednesday is any non-leap year that begins on Wednesday, 1 January, and ends on Wednesday, 31 December. Its dominical letter hence is E. The most recent year of such kind was 2014, and the next one will be 2025 in the Gregorian calendar or, likewise, 2009, 2015, and 2026 in the obsolete Julian calendar. The century year, 1800, was also a common year starting on Wednesday in the Gregorian calendar, see below for more. Any common year that starts on Wednesday, Friday or Saturday has only one Friday the 13th; The only Friday the 13th in this common year occurs in June. Leap years starting on Tuesday share this characteristic.

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

Cold War Geopolitical tension after World War II between the Eastern and Western Bloc

The Cold War was a period of geopolitical tension between the Soviet Union with its satellite states, and the United States with its allies after World War II. The historiography of the conflict began between 1946 and 1947. The Cold War began to de-escalate after the Revolutions of 1989. The collapse of the USSR in 1991 was the end of the Cold War. The term "cold" is used because there was no large-scale fighting directly between the two sides, but they each supported major regional conflicts known as proxy wars. The conflict split the temporary wartime alliance against Nazi Germany and its allies, leaving the USSR and the US as two superpowers with profound economic and political differences.

1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1991st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 991st year of the 2nd millennium, the 91st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1990s decade.

Dissolution of the Soviet Union Process leading to the late-1991 breakup of the USSR

The dissolution of the Soviet Union was the process of internal disintegration within the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) which began in second half of 1980s with a series of national unrests and ended on 26 December 1991, when the USSR itself was voted out of existence by the Supreme Soviet, following the Belavezha Accords. Declaration number 142-Н by the Supreme Soviet resulted in self-governing independence to the Republics of the USSR, formally dissolving the USSR. The declaration acknowledged the independence of the former Soviet republics and created the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), although five of the signatories ratified it much later or did not do so at all. On the previous day, 25 December, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and final leader of the USSR, resigned, declared his office extinct and handed over its powers—including control of the Soviet nuclear missile launching codes—to Russian President Boris Yeltsin. That evening at 7:32 p.m., the Soviet flag was lowered from the Kremlin for the last time and replaced with the pre-revolutionary Russian flag.

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January 1: Nigeria gains autonomy.

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January

January is the first month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and the first of seven months to have a length of 31 days. The first day of the month is known as New Year's Day. It is, on average, the coldest month of the year within most of the Northern Hemisphere and the warmest month of the year within most of the Southern Hemisphere. In the Southern hemisphere, January is the seasonal equivalent of July in the Northern hemisphere and vice versa.

February is the second and shortest month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendar with 28 days in common years and 29 days in leap years, with the quadrennial 29th day being called the leap day. It is the first of five months to have a length of fewer than 31 days, and the only month to have a length of fewer than 30 days, with the other seven months having 31 days. In 2019, February had 28 days.

Winter of 1946–47 in the United Kingdom severe 1946-1947 winter conditions in the UK

The winter of 1946–47 was a harsh European winter noted for its impact in the United Kingdom. It caused severe hardships in economic terms and living conditions in a country still recovering from the Second World War. There were massive disruptions of energy supply for homes, offices and factories. Animal herds froze or starved to death. People suffered from the persistent cold, and many businesses shut down temporarily. When warm weather returned, the ice thawed and flooding was severe in most low-lying areas.

February

February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 331 days remain until the end of the year.

Snag, Yukon Place in Yukon, Canada

Snag is a village located on a small, dry-weather sideroad off the Alaska Highway, 25 kilometres (16 mi) east of Beaver Creek, Yukon, Canada. The village of Snag is located in a bowl-shaped valley of the White River and its tributaries, including Snag Creek. It was first settled during the Klondike Gold Rush. An aboriginal village was also located approximately 8 kilometres (5 mi) away. It was the site of a military airfield, established as part of the Northwest Staging Route, which closed in 1968. In 1947, the village of Snag boasted a population of eight to ten First Nation people and fur traders. An additional staff of fifteen to twenty airport personnel — meteorologists, radio operators, aircraft maintenance men — lived at the airport barracks.

Percival Leroy (P.L.) Prattis was an American journalist. He was the city editor of the Chicago Defender, the most influential African-American weekly newspaper in the U.S. at the beginning of World War I. Later, he spent 30 years at the Pittsburgh Courier, another influential black paper, rising up to become executive editor.

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June

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Marshall Plan.

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August

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Flag of Pakistan, the country that gained independence on August 14, 1947
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Flag of India, the country that gained independence on August 15, 1947

September

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The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), officially born September 18, 1947

October

November

December

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Births

Births
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January

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David Bowie
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Andrea Martin
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Megawati Sukarnoputri
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Steve Marriott
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Jonathan Banks
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Nolan Ryan
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Glynn Turman

February

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Dan Quayle
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Yukio Hatoyama
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Princess Christina of the Netherlands
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Dennis DeYoung
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Edward James Olmos
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Lee Evans

March

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Dick Fosbury
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Rob Reiner
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Kim Campbell
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Mitt Romney
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Glenn Close
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Ali Abdullah Saleh
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Elton John
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César Gaviria

April

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Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
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John Ratzenberger
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Tom Clancy
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David Letterman
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Gerry Rafferty
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James Woods
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Iggy Pop
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Johan Cruijff

May

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Doug Henning
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Richard Jenkins
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Ken Westerfield

June

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Jonathan Pryce
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Ronnie Wood
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David Blunkett
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Robert Englund
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Jerry Rawlings
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Jimmie Walker

July

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Larry David
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O. J. Simpson
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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
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Brian May
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Albert Brooks
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Don Henley
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Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Richard Griffiths

August

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Ian Anderson
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Cindy Williams
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Barbara Bach
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James Hunt
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Temple Grandin
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Somchai Wongsawat

September

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Kjell Magne Bondevik
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Keone Young
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Amos Biwott
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Sam Neill
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Stephen King
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Meat Loaf
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Marc Bolan

October

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Stephen Collins
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Brian Johnson
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France Gall
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Sammy Hagar
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Michael McKean
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Kevin Kline
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Hillary Clinton
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Richard Dreyfuss
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Herman Van Rompuy

November

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Joe Mantegna
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Dwight Schultz

December

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Gregg Allman
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Vincent Matthews
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Porfirio Lobo
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Jeff Lynne

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Deaths

January

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Blessed Hryhoriy Khomyshyn
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Blessed Maria Giovanna Fasce
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Al Capone
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Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten

February

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Petar Zivkovic
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Luigi Russolo
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Joachim Ernst, Duke of Anhalt

March

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Carrie Chapman Catt

April

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King George II of Greece
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Henry Ford
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King Christian X of Denmark
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Gheorghe Ciuhandu

May

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Miguel Abadía Méndez
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George William Forbes

June

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Władysław Raczkiewicz
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Richard Bedford Bennett

July

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Raoul Wallenberg
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Patriarch Yousef VI Emmanuel II Thomas
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Joseph Cook

August

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Blessed Claudio Granzotto
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Prince Eugen, Duke of Närke

September

October

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Max Planck

November

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Constantin Sănătescu
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Blessed Josaphat Kotsylovsky
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Ernst Lubitsch

December

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Stanley Baldwin
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King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy

Date Unknown

Nobel Prizes

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Nobel medal awarded to Edward Victor Appleton

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1952 Year

1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1952nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 952nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 52nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1950s decade.

1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1951st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 951st year of the 2nd millennium, the 51st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1950s decade.

1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1949th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 949th year of the 2nd millennium, the 49th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1940s decade.

1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1948th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 948th year of the 2nd millennium, the 48th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1940s decade.

1939 Year

1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1939th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 939th year of the 2nd millennium, the 39th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1930s decade. This year also marks the start of the Second World War, the largest and deadliest conflict in human history.

1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1943rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 943rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 43rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1940s decade.

1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1946th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 946th year of the 2nd millennium, the 46th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1940s decade.

1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1980th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 980th year of the 2nd millennium, the 80th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1980s decade.

1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1963rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 963rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 63rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1960s decade.

1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1961st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 961st year of the 2nd millennium, the 61st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1960s decade. As MAD Magazine pointed out on its cover for the March 1961 issue, this was the first "upside-up" year — i.e., one in which the numerals that form the year look the same as when the numerals are rotated upside down, a strobogrammatic number — since 1881. The next such year will be 6009.

1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1956th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 956th year of the 2nd millennium, the 56th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1950s decade.

1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1962nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 962nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 62nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1960s decade.

1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1970th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 970th year of the 2nd millennium, the 70th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1970s decade.

1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1973rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 973rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 73rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1970s decade.

1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1983rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 983rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 83rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1980s decade.

1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1981st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 981st year of the 2nd millennium, the 81st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1980s decade.

1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1955th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 955th year of the 2nd millennium, the 55th year of the 20th century, and the 6th year of the 1950s decade.

1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1953rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 953rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 53rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1950s decade.

1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1925th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 925th year of the 2nd millennium, the 25th year of the 20th century, and the 6th year of the 1920s decade.

1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1954th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 954th year of the 2nd millennium, the 54th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1950s decade.

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