On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1947

Historical Events

Historic Event

The brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short ("The Black Dahlia") found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrea Martin, American comedienne (SCTV, Club Paradise), born in Portland, Maine
  • Pete Waterman, English record producer (Stock Aitken & Waterman - "Road Block"), born in Stoke Heath, Coventry

Famous Deaths

Murder of InterestElizabeth Short

Elizabeth Short, American victim in the Black Dahlia case, murdered at 22

1947 Highlights

About January 15, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 75 years and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn