What Happened on January 10, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "Finian's Rainbow" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 725 performances
  • British stop ships Independence & In-Gathering from landing in Israel
  • Greek steamer "Himara" strikes a wartime mine in Saronic Gulf south of Athens with loss of 392 of 637 aboard

Famous Birthdays

  • Afeni Shakur, mother of Tupac Shakur, Black Panther Party member, born in Lumberton, North Carolina (d. 2016)
  • George Alec Effinger, US, sci-fi author (Nick of Time)