On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1947

Historical Events

Historic Event

Bank robber Willie Sutton escapes jail in Philadelphia

Famous Birthdays

  • Carla Del Ponte, Swiss UN prosecutor
  • Joe Ely, American country singer-songwriter (Honky Tonk Masquerade), born in Amarillo,Texas
  • Major Harris, American R&B singer ("Love Won't Let Me Wait"), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2012)
1947 Highlights

About February 9, 1947

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 9 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius