On This Day

What Happened on June 27, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 1st night game at Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Indians 5, Tigers 0)
  • Brooklyn Dodgers tie Boston Braves, 2-2, in 23 innings
  • Headley scores a cricket century in each innings v England at Lord's

Famous Birthdays

  • Neil Hawke, Australian cricketer (Aust pace bowler & late-order bat in 60s), born in Cheltenham, Adelaide, Australia (d. 2000)
  • R. D. Burman, Indian film score composer (1942: A Love Story), born in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1994)