On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • "Street Scene" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 148 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Elizabeth "Betty" Short, the black dahlia, is last seen alive.

Murder victim Elizabeth Short
Murder victim
Elizabeth Short
  • Providence Steamrollers guard Dino Martin becomes the first NBA player to ever score 40 points in a game, in a 91-68 win over Cleveland Rebels at Rhode Island Auditorium
  • Roger Sessions' 2nd Symphony premieres in San Francisco

Famous Birthdays

  • Ronnie Landfield, American abstract painter, born in The Bronx, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Karl Mannheim, German sociologist (Diagnosis of Our Time), dies at 53
  • Lambertus Zijl, Dutch sculptor (Merchant Exchange-Amsterdam), dies at 80