What Happened on January 9th, 1947

Day of Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Street Scene" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 148 performances

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Elizabeth "Betty" Short, the black dahlia, is last seen alive.

Murder victim Elizabeth Short
Murder victim
Elizabeth Short
  • Roger Sessions' 2nd Symphony premieres in SF

Famous Birthdays

  • Ronnie Landfield, American artist

Famous Deaths

  • Karl Mannheim, sociologist (Diagnosis of Our Time), dies at 53
  • Lambertus Zijl, sculptor (Merchant Exchange-Amsterdam), dies at 80