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

Historic Event

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

  • Revival of Victor Herbert's operetta "The Red Mill" closes at 46th Street Theater, NYC, after 531 performances

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? 75 years and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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