On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1948

Historical Events

  • 102°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in August

Famous Birthdays

  • Sgt. Slaughter, American professional wrestler, born in Meeker County, Minnesota

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Evans Hughes, American statesman, Republican politician and 11th Chief Justice of Supreme Court (1930-41), dies at 86
  • Oley Speaks, American composer (On the Road to Mandalay), dies at 74
  • Oscar Lorenzo Fernández, Brazilian conductor and composer (Imbapara), dies at 50
1948 Highlights

About August 27, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo