What Happened on May 27, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Dorie Miller awarded navy cross for deeds at Pearl Harbor

Event of interestEvent 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 and mortally wounded in Prague during 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