What Happened on January 29, 1947

Historical Events

All My Sons

Arthur Miller's play "All My Sons" premieres in NYC

Australian Men's Tennis Open

Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Dinny Pails beats fellow Australian John Bromwich 4-6, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, 8-6 for his only Grand Slam title

  • Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Nancye Wynne Bolton wins 3rd consecutive Australian singles crown; beats Nell Hall Hopman 6-3, 6-2
1947 History

Famous Birthdays

  • David Byron [Garrick], British vocalist and songwriter (Uriah Heep), born in Epping, England (d. 1985)
  • Israel Wetrin, German-born businessman (Elonex)
  • Linda B. Buck, American scientist, (2004 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine - olfactory receptor), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Marián Varga, Slovak musician (Prúdy), born in Skalica, Czechoslovakia (d. 2017)
Born in 1947

Famous Deaths

  • Fred Barratt, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 5 wickets; Nottinghamshire CCC), dies at 52

About January 29, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 8 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius