On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1947

Historical Events

  • "Park Avenue" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • "Show Boat" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 417 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Emilio G. Segrè and Carlo Perrier announce technetium, a previously unknown element and the first artificially synthesized chemical element

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Emilio G. Segrè
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Emilio G. Segrè

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Cutler, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, Art Bears)
  • John King, American rock drummer (Steve Miller Band, 1972-74), born in Kingsport, Tennessee (d. 2010)
  • Rick Stein, English chef and television presenter

Famous Deaths

  • Forrest Reid, Irish author/critic (Young Tom, Apostate), dies at 71
1947 Highlights

About January 4, 1947

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 74 years and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn