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
  • Roger Sessions' 2nd Symphony premieres in San Francisco

Famous Birthdays

  • Ronnie Landfield, American artist

Famous Deaths

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