On This Day

What Happened on June 27, 1948

Famous Birthdays

  • Angel Penna Jr., horse trainer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Bill Summers, American jazz, fusion, and Afro-Cuban jazz percussionist and conguero (Herbie Hancock's Headhunters; Sonny Rollins; Quincy Jones), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Camile Baudoin, American guitarist (The Radiators), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Famous Weddings

Jack Kilby

American handheld calculator inventor Jack Kilby (24) weds Barbara Annegers

Famous Deaths

  • George Templeton Strong, American composer, dies at 92
1948 Highlights

About June 27, 1948

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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