On This Day

What Happened on July 27, 1949

Historical Events

  • 1st jet-propelled airline (De Havilland Comet) flies

Famous Birthdays

  • André Dupont, Quebec ice hockey player, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada
  • David Muse, American rocker (Firefall - "You Are The Woman"), born in Rome, Georgia
  • Jeremy Thomas, British film producer and actor (Family Life), born in London

Person of interestMaureen McGovern

Maureen McGovern, American Academy Award-winning pop singer ("The Morning After"), born in Youngstown, Ohio


1949 Highlights

About July 27, 1949

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 2 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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