What Happened on May 27, 1939

Famous Birthdays

  • Donald "Don" Williams, American country singer ("I Believe in You"), born in Floydada Texas (d. 2017)
  • Earl Cairns, CEO (S G Warburg & Co)
  • Frank Bidart, American poet and academic (Half-light Collected Poems - Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2018), born in Bakersfield, California
  • Leo LeBlanc, American country musician and pianist who was legally blind, born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • Socratis Kokkalis, Greek businessman
Born in 1939

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph Roth, Austrian-Jewish journalist (Fluctuate ohne Ende), dies of pneumonia at 44
1939 Highlights

About May 27, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 84 years and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini