What Happened on May 27th, 1942

Day of Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Dorie Miller awarded navy cross for deeds at Pearl Harbor

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

Hitler orders 10,000 Czechs murdered

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Italian army begin siege of French western Fort Bir Hachim
  • Reinhard Heydrich, Nazi "Deputy Reich Protector of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia" is shot & mortally wounded in Prague in in Operation Anthropoid

Famous Birthdays

  • Kent Bede Bernard, Trinidad, 4X400 runner (Olympic-bronze-1964)
  • Lee Baca, American law enforcement official
  • Priscilla Anne McLean, composer
  • Roger Freeman, British minister of transport