On This Day

What Happened on March 9, 1947

Historical Events

  • US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill
  • US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button

Famous Birthdays

  • Dougie Morgan, Scottish rugby union halfback (21 caps Scotland, 2 British & Irish Lions; Stewart's Melville FP), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 2020)
  • Keri Hulme, New Zealand novelist, poet and short-story writer, born in Christchurch, New Zealand

Famous Deaths

  • Carrie Chapman Catt, American women's suffrage leader, dies at 88
  • Stanley Jackson, English cricketer (20 Tests for England 1893-1905), dies at 76
1947 Highlights

About March 9, 1947

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces