On This Day

What Happened on March 27, 1947

Famous Birthdays

  • Daphne Todd, English artist and president (Royal Society of Portrait Painters), born in York
  • Doug Wilkerson, American football guard (Pro Bowl 1980–82; First-team All-Pro 1982; SD Chargers), born in Fayetteville, North Carolina (d. 2021)
  • Tom Sullivan, blind actor (If You Could See What I Hear), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Walt Mossberg, American journalist, the highest-paid journalist at the Wall Street Journal, born in Warwick, Rhode Island

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Smith, cricketer (batted for South Africa in 1902-03), dies
1947 Highlights

About March 27, 1947

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 4 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aries