On This Day

What Happened on March 27, 1939

Historical Events

  • 1st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: U of Oregon beats Ohio State, 46-33; Ohio State forward Jimmy Hull is named tournament Most Outstanding Player

Famous Birthdays

  • Cale Yarborough, American auto racer (Daytona 500-1968, 77, 83, 84), born in Timmonsville, South Carolina
  • Charles Lyell, 3rd Baron Lyell, British politician and Conservative member of the House of Lords (d. 2017)
  • Jay Kim, U.S. House of Representatives from California, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Maurice Petty, American auto racing crew chief, engine builder and team owner (Petty Enterprises, International Motorsports & NASCAR Hall of Fame), born in Level Cross, North Carolina (d. 2020)
  • Ruth Ashton, general secretary (Royal College of Midwives)

Famous Deaths

  • Constance Lindsay Skinner, Quesnel British Columbia, Canadian author (Rivers of America), dies at 57
1939 Highlights

About March 27, 1939

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 7 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aries