What Happened on October 9, 1947

Historical Events

  • First telephone conversation between occupants of a moving car and an airplane
  • Julie Styne and Sammy Cahn's musical "High Button Shoes" premieres at the New Century Theatre, NYC (later transferred to the Shubert, then to The Broadway Theatre, NYC; runs 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)
1947 Highlights

About October 9, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

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