On This Day

What Happened on April 27, 1947

Historical Events

Sports History

Babe Ruth Day celebrated at Yankee Stadium and throughout the US

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Famous Birthdays

  • Ann Peebles, American soul singer-songwriter ("I Can't Stand the Rain"), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • George Kenneth Butterfield, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina, born in Wilson, North Carolina
  • Herbie Murrell, American soul singer (Stylistics - "You Are My Everything"), born in Lane, South Carolina
  • Pete Ham, Welsh rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist (Badfinger - "Without You"; "No Matter What"; Day After Day"), born in Swansea, Wales (d. 1975)
1947 Highlights

About April 27, 1947

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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