What Happened on August 27, 1950

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Fleischer, comedian (Roger Rabbit), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Cynthia Potter, American diver (Olympic bronze 3m springboard 1976) and broadcaster (NBC Sports), born in Houston, Texas
  • Edmund Weiner, British lexicographer (Oxford English Dictionary), philologist, and co-author (The Ring of Words: Tolkien and the Oxford English Dictionary), born in Oxford, England
Born in 1950

Famous Deaths

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

About August 27, 1950

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 73 years and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Virgo