On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1939

Historical Events

  • Erich Warsitz in a Heinkel He-178 makes the 1st manned jet-propelled flight
  • Nazi Germany demands Danzig & Polish corridor
  • Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands receives German ambassador Grave Zech

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward Patten, American soul singer (Gladys Knight & the Pips), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2005)
1939 Highlights

About August 27, 1939

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo