On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1947

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bank robber Willie Sutton escapes jail in Philadelphia

Bank Robber Willie Sutton
Bank Robber
Willie Sutton

Famous Birthdays

  • Carla Del Ponte, Swiss UN prosecutor
  • Joe Ely, Amarillo Tx, country vocalist (Honky Tonk Masquerade)
  • 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? 73 years, 9 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius