On This Day

What Happened on October 9, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • First telephone conversation between a moving car & a plane
  • Julie Styne & Sam Cohn's musical "High Button Shoes" premieres in NYC for 727 performances

Famous Birthdays

  • Isabelle "France" Gall, French pop singer (Donner Pour Donner, Sacré Charlemagne), born in Paris, France (d. 2018)
  • Tony Zappone, American broadcaster and journalist, born in Tampa, Florida
  • William E. McAnulty, Jr., American lawyer (1st African American justice on the Kentucky Supreme Court), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2007)