On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1902

Famous Birthdays

  • Ethelda Bleibtrey, American swimmer (Olympic gold 100m, 300m, 4x100m freestyle relay 1920; first US female champion), born in Waterford, New York (d. 1978)
  • Gene Sarazen, American golfer (7 major titles including major slam), born in Harrison, New York (d. 1999)

Person of interestJohn Steinbeck

John Steinbeck, American author (Grapes of Wrath-Nobel 1962), born in Salinas, California (d. 1968)


1902 Highlights

About February 27, 1902

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 118 years, 8 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces