What Happened on March 27, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"Rebecca" based on the book by Daphne du Maurier, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1941)


Famous Birthdays

  • Austin Pendleton, Warren OH, actor (Short Circuit, Simon, Hello Again)
  • Janis Martin, American singer (d. 2007)
  • June Wilkinson, Eastbourne England, actress (Absolutely Glamarous)

Famous Deaths

  • Michael Joseph Savage, Australian-born New Zealand politician, First New Zealand Labour Prime Minister (1935-40), dies of cancer at 68
  • Michael Joseph Savage, Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1872)