On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1950

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1st transmission of a TV programme from continental Europe shown on BBC
  • General Foods blacklists Jean Muir of Aldrich Family as a communist

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Fleischer, comedian (Roger Rabbit), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Cynthia Potter, American springboard diver (Olympic bronze 1976)

Famous Deaths

  • Cesare Pavese, Italian writer (Fuoco Grande), dies at 41