On This Day

What Happened on January 10, 1947

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, American sci-fi author (Nick of Time), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2002)
1947 Highlights

About January 10, 1947

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 74 years and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn