What Happened on July 27, 1948

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Australia set 404 to win v England at Headingley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bradman's 29th and last Test Cricket century, part of winning 3-404

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Otto Skorzeny escapes anti-nazi camp at Darmstadt

Famous Birthdays

  • Henny Vrienten, Dutch bassist and singer (Doe Maar), born in Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
  • Peggy Fleming Jenkins, American figure skater (Olympic Gold 1968), born in San Jose, California

Famous Deaths

  • Francesco Spetrino, composer, dies at 91
  • Joe Tinker, American professional baseball player and manager, dies at 68
  • Woolf Barnato, British financier and racing driver, dies at 52