What Happened on July 27, 1948

Historical Events

  • Australia set 404 to win v England at Headingley

Bradman's Last Test Century

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

  • Otto Skorzeny escapes anti-nazi camp at Darmstadt
1948 History

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 (75 years old)

American figure skater (Olympic gold 1968, World C'ship gold 1966, 67, 68), born in San Jose, California

Born in 1948

Famous Deaths

  • Francesco Spetrino, Italian conductor and composer, dies at 91
  • Joe Tinker, American Baseball HOF shortstop (World Series 1907, 08 Chicago Orphans/Cubs) and manager (Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs), dies of complications from diabetes at 68
  • Woolf Barnato, British financier and racing driver, dies at 52

About July 27, 1948

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

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