On This Day

What Happened on January 27, 1948

Historical Events

  • 1st locomotive to carry 1,000,000 pounds (450,000 kg) operates
  • 1st tape recorder sold

Famous Birthdays

  • Chuck Larsen, American country-rockabilly singer and banjo player (Snuff - "Bad, Bad, Billy")
  • Kim Gardner, English rock bassist (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), born in London (d. 2001)
  • Mikhail Baryshnikov, Russian-American ballet dancer,and choreographer (American Ballet Theater), and actor (The Turning Point; Sex In The City), born in Riga, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union (now Latvia)
1948 Highlights

About January 27, 1948

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 8 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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