On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1947

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

"You Bet Your Life" with Groucho Marx premieres on ABC radio

Comedian Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx
  • WMAR TV channel 2 in Baltimore, MD (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Edgar Broughton, British rocker ("Out Demons, Out!"), born in Warwick, Warwickshire, England
  • Terry Anderson, American journalist, US hostage held in Lebanon (1985-91), born in Lorain, Ohio
1947 Highlights

About October 27, 1947

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Scorpio