On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Pavlos Sidiropoulos, Greek musician (d. 1990)
  • 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 Fernandez, composer, dies at 50