What Happened on February 27, 1939

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Belgian government of Pierlot falls
  • Borley Rectory, "the most haunted house in England", destroyed in a fire
  • France recognizes Franco's regime in Spain
  • Supreme Court outlaws sit-down strikes

Famous Birthdays

  • Antoinette Sibley, ballerina (Turning Point)
  • Kenzo Takada, Japanese director (Dream After Dream)
  • Lester King, cricketer (WI fast bowler, 2 Tests 1962-68, 9 wkts)
  • Peter Revson, auto racer (1971 Indianapolis pole winner)

Famous Deaths

  • Nadezjda K Krupskaya, Russian revolutionary/wife of Lenin, dies at 70