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
Born in 1947

Famous Deaths

Carrie Chapman Catt (1859-1947)

American women's suffrage leader and founder (League of Women Voters), dies of a heart attack at 88

  • Stanley Jackson, English cricketer (20 Tests for England 1893-1905), dies at 76

About March 9, 1947

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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