On This Day

What Happened on June 27, 1939

Historical Events

  • 1st night game at Cleveland Municipal Stadium (Indians 5, Tigers 0)
  • Brilliant West Indies batsman George Headley scores 107 to follow his 106 in the 1st innings in 1st cricket Test v England at Lord's; England still wins by 8 wickets
  • Brooklyn Dodgers tie Boston Bees, 2-2 in 23 innings; called on account of darkness after 5 hours 15 minutes

Famous Birthdays

  • Neil Hawke, Australian cricket fast bowler (27 Tests, 91 wickets; South Australia), born in Adelaide, Australia (d. 2000)
  • R. D. Burman, Indian film score composer (1942: A Love Story), born in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1994)
1939 Highlights

About June 27, 1939

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer