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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands receives German ambassador Grave Zech

Queen of the Netherlands Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
Queen of the Netherlands
Wilhelmina of the Netherlands

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? 81 years, 11 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo