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 and keyboard player (Electric Light Orchestra), born in Kempston, England
Born in 1947

Famous Deaths

  • Francis MacKinnon, English cricket batsman (1 Test; Kent CCC) and 35th Chief of MacKinnon clan, dies at 98
1947 Highlights

About February 27, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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