What Happened on September 27, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Heavy German assault in Stalingrad
  • NY Giants beat Wash Redskins 14-7 without making a 1st down
  • Reinhard Heydrich, "butcher of Prague," appointed SS-general (Gruppenfuehrer)
  • St Louis Cards win NL pennant on last day of season

Famous Birthdays

  • Alvin Stardust, English singer, born in Muswell Hill, North London, (d. 2014)
  • Dith Pran, Cambodian photojournalist, survivor of the Cambodian genocide and subject of the movie "The Killing Fields", born in Siem Reap, Cambodia (d. 2008)
  • Tessa Blackstone "the Red Baroness", British politician and educator, born in Bures

Famous Deaths

  • Douglas Munro, only US Coast Guard with WW II-Med of Honor, dies