On This Day

What Happened on February 9, 1947

Day of the Week: Sunday

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)