On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 1947

Famous Birthdays

  • Branko Oblak, Slovenian footballer and coach, born in Ljubljan, FPR Yugoslavia
  • Felix Dennis, English publisher and poet (Dennis Publishing), born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England (d. 2014)
  • Henry McMaster, American politician, Governor of South Carolina (2017-), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Liana Alexandra, Romanian pianist and composer, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2011)
  • Marty Kristian [Vernang] British pop singer, guitarist, and banjo player (The New Seekers - "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing"; Peter, Paul & Marty), born in Leipzig, Germany
  • Peter DeFazio, American politician, Rep-D-Oregon (1987-), born in Needham, Massachusetts
  • Peter Knight, British folk musician, fiddler, and mandolin player ( Steeleye Span; The Wombles), born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Ed Konetchy, American MLB player, dies at 61
1947 Highlights

About May 27, 1947

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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