On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1947

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

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

  • 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
1947 Highlights

About January 9, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 10 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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