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
Best Picture: "Hamlet"
Best Director: John Huston ... "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre"
Best Actor: Laurence Oliver ... "Hamlet"
Best Actress: Jane Wyman ... "Johnny Belinda"
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"
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"
Best Play: "Mister Roberts"
Best Musical: (No Musical Awarded)