On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1947

Historical Events

  • French 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
1947 Highlights

About February 27, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 9 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces