On This Day

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 springboard diver (Olympic bronze 1976)
  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • Cesare Pavese, Italian writer (Fuoco Grande), dies at 41
1950 Highlights

About August 27, 1950

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 2 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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