On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1897

Famous Birthdays

  • Bernard F Lyot, French astronomer (Lyot filter)
  • G Paul H Schuitema, graphic designer/photographer (System-O-Color)

Person of interestMarian Anderson

Marian Anderson, American contralto and celebrated singer (My Lord, What a Morning), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)

1897 Highlights

About February 27, 1897

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Pisces