On This Day

What Happened on July 27, 1948

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
  • Pavlos Sidiropoulos, Greek rock singer, songwriter and guitarist (Electric Theseus), born in Athens (d. 1990)
  • Peggy Fleming, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1968, 3-time world champion), born in San Jose, California

Famous Deaths

  • Francesco Spetrino, Italian conductor and 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
1948 Highlights

About July 27, 1948

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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