On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 1947

Historical Events

Theater Premiere

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

  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • David Byron [Garrick], British vocalist and songwriter (Uriah Heep), born in Epping, England (d. 1985)
  • Israel Wetrin, managing director (Elonex)
  • Linda B. Buck, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • Mari├ín Varga, Slovak musician
  • Michael Mavor, Head Master (Rugby School)

Famous Deaths

  • Fred Barratt, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests, 5 wickets; Nottinghamshire), dies at 52
1947 Highlights

About January 29, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 9 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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