On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Frecnh explorer Paul-Emile Victor founds French Polar Expeditions to oversee French scientific missions

Famous Birthdays

  • Ashley Woodcock, Australian cricketer (one Test Aust v NZ 1974, only knock 27), born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Gidon Kremer, Latvian violinist (Tchaikovsky Prize 1970), born in Riga, Latvia
  • Louis Clark, British musical arranger & keyboard player (Electric Light Orchestra), born in Kempston, England

Famous Deaths

  • Francis MacKinnon, English cricketer (Tests Eng v Aust 1879) and later the 35th Mackinnon of Mackinnon, dies at 98