August 14 - Pakistan gains indepdence from the British Empire. While the transition is officially at midnight on this day, Pakistan celebrates it's indepdence on August 14 compared to India on the 15th.
May 7 - Kraft Television Theater premieres on NBC, the first regularly scheduled drama series on a network.
September 30 - The opening game of the World Series is the first World Series game to be telecast. The 1947 World Series brought in an estimated 3.9 million people, becoming television's first mass audience.
October 5 - The first presidential address is telecast from the White House. President Truman speaks about the world food crisis.