On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1948

Historical Events

  • Walter Piston's 3rd Symphony in E, premieres in Boston by the Boston Symphony Orchestra; conducted by Serge Koussevitzky; wins 1947 Pulitzer Prize

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Cowsill, American singer & musician (The Cowsills - "Hair"; "The Rain, The Park, And Other Thing"), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2006)
  • Paul King, English rocker (Blue Oyster Cult), born in Dagenham, Essex

Famous Deaths

  • Violet Gordon-Woodhouse, British musician (harpsichord and clavichord), dies at 75
1948 Highlights

About January 9, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 6 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Capricorn