On This Day

What Happened on January 15, 1947

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Murder victim Elizabeth Short
Murder victim
Elizabeth Short

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


MurderElizabeth Short

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

Murder victim Elizabeth Short
Murder victim
Elizabeth Short

1947 Highlights

About January 15, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 74 years and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn