On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1951

Historical Events

  • 22nd amendment ratified, limiting US Presidents to 2 terms

Famous Birthdays

  • Lee Atwater, Republican National Committee Chairman (1989-91), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1991)
  • Stathis Psaltis, Greek actor, born in Velo, Greece (d. 2017)
  • Steve Harley, English rocker (Come Up & See Me), born in Kent, England

Famous Weddings

W.E.B. Du Bois

Activist W.E.B. Du Bois (83) weds award-winning author Shirley Graham (54) in Queens, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Louis Smith, American physicist who made the first X-ray photograph, dies at 91
1951 Highlights

About February 27, 1951

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces