On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1947

Historical Events

Radio Premiere

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

  • 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? 74 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

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