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, cricketer (one Test Aust v NZ 1974, only knock 27)
  • Gidon Kremer, Riga Latvia, violinist (Tchaikovsky Prize 1970)
  • Louis Clark, British musical arranger and keyboard player (Electric Light Orchestra), born in Kempston, England
  • Marian G Klaren, Dutch mime/actress (Red Cabbage)

Famous Deaths

  • Francis MacKinnon, English cricketer (later the 35th Mackinnon of Mackinnon), dies at 98
  • Mackinnon of Mackinnon, cricketer (Tests Eng v Aust 1879), dies at 89