On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1939

Historical Events

  • Belgian government of Pierlot falls
  • Borley Rectory, "the most haunted house in England", destroyed in a fire

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Britain and France recognize Francisco Franco's government in Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Supreme Court outlaws sit-down strikes

Famous Birthdays

  • Antoinette Sibley, British ballerina (Turning Point), born in Bromley, United Kingdom
  • Kenzō Takada, Japanese fashion designer (Kenzo), born in Himejo, Japan (d. 2020)
  • Lester King, West Indian cricketer (WI fast bowler, 2 Tests 1962-68, 9 wkts), born in St Catherine, Jamaica
  • Peter Revson, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1971 pole winner, runner-up), born in New York City (d. 1974)

Famous Deaths

  • Nadezjda K Krupskaya, Russian revolutionary/wife of Lenin, dies at 70
1939 Highlights

About February 27, 1939

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces