January 1947 in history

January 1947 events chronologically

Jan 1 The American and British occupation zones in Germany, after World War II, merge to form the Bizone, that later became West Germany
Jan 1 The Canadian Citizenship Act 1946 comes into effect, converting British subjects into Canadian citizens. Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King becomes the first Canadian citizen
Jan 3 Proceedings of the U.S. Congress are televised for the first time
Jan 6 Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world
Jan 9 Elizabeth "Betty" Short, the Black Dahlia, is last seen alive
Jan 15 The brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short (The "Black Dahlia") is found in Los Angeles' Leimert Park
Jan 22 KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins operation in Hollywood, California

Top 7 most famous people born in January 1947

Jan 1 Jon Corzine an American financial executive and politician. A Democrat, he was a United States Senator from New Jersey from 2001 to 2006 and was the 54th Governor of New Jersey from 2006 to 2010. He also worked as CEO of Goldman Sachs during the 1990s and was CEO of MF Global from 2010 to 2011. He was charged by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in connection with MF's bankruptcy in 2011
Jan 8 David Bowie an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, and actor. He is also a painter and collector of fine art. Bowie has been a major figure in the world of popular music for over four decades, and is renowned as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. He is known for his distinctive voice as well as the intellectual depth and eclecticism of his work. Aside from his musical abilities, he is recognised for his androgynous beauty, which was an iconic element to his image, particularly in the 1970s and 1980s
Jan 18 Takeshi Kitano a Japanese director, comedian, singer , actor, show host, film editor, presenter, screenwriter, author, poet, painter, and one-time video game designer who has received critical acclaim, both in his native Japan and abroad, for his idiosyncratic cinematic work. Japanese film critic Nagaharu Yodogawa once dubbed him "the true successor" to the influential filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. With the exception of his works as a film director, he is known almost exclusively by the name Beat Takeshi. Since April 2005, he has been a professor at the Graduate School of Visual Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts. Kitano owns his own talent agency and production company, Office Kitano, which launched Tokyo Filmex in 2000
Jan 23 Megawati Sukarnoputri a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by her given name "Megawati".
Jan 24 Michio Kaku an American theoretical physicist, the Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at the City College of New York, a futurist, and a communicator and popularizer of science. He has written several books about physics and related topics, has made frequent appearances on radio, television, and film, and writes extensive online blogs and articles. He has written three New York Times Best Sellers: Physics of the Impossible , Physics of the Future , and The Future of the Mind
Jan 30 Steve Marriott an English musician, songwriter and frontman of two notable rock and roll bands, spanning over two decades. Marriott is remembered for his powerful singing voice which belied his small stature, and for his aggressive approach as a guitarist in mod Rock bands Small Faces and Humble Pie. Marriott was inducted posthumously into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 as a member of Small Faces
Jan 31 Nolan Ryan a former Major League Baseball pitcher and chief executive officer of the Texas Rangers. He is currently an executive adviser to the owner of the Houston Astros

Top 7 most famous people died in January 1947

Jan 9 Karl Mannheim a Hungarian-born sociologist, influential in the first half of the 20th century and one of the founding fathers of classical sociology as well as a founder of the sociology of knowledge. In 1921, Mannheim married professor and psychologist "Juliska" Károlyné Julia Lang, better known as Julia Lang
Jan 15 Black Dahlia a nickname given to Elizabeth Short , an American woman who was the victim of a gruesome and much-publicized murder. Short acquired the moniker posthumously by newspapers in the habit of nicknaming crimes they found particularly lurid. Short was found mutilated, her body sliced in half at the waist, on January 15, 1947, in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California. Short's unsolved murder has been the source of widespread speculation, leading to many suspects, along with several books and film adaptations of the story. Short's murder is one of the oldest unsolved murder cases in Los Angeles history
Jan 23 Pierre Bonnard a French painter and printmaker, as well as a founding member of the Post-Impressionist group of avant-garde painters Les Nabis. Bonnard preferred to work from memory, using drawings as a reference, and his paintings are often characterized by a dreamlike quality. The intimate domestic scenes, for which he is perhaps best known, often include his wife Marthe de Meligny
Jan 25 Al Capone an American gangster who attained fame during the Prohibition era. His seven-year reign as crime boss ended when he was 33 years old
Jan 26 Grace Moore an American operatic soprano and actress in musical theatre and film. She was nicknamed the "Tennessee Nightingale." Her films helped to popularize opera by bringing it to a larger audience
Jan 28 Reynaldo Hahn a Venezuelan, naturalised French, composer, conductor, music critic, diarist, theatre director, and salon singer. Best known as a composer of songs, he wrote in the French classical tradition of the mélodie
Jan 30 James Larkin a British and Irish trade union leader and socialist activist, born to Irish parents in Liverpool, England. He and his family later moved to a small cottage in Burren, southern County Down. Growing up in poverty, he received little formal education and began working in a variety of jobs while still a child. He became a full-time trade union organiser in 1905