On This Day

What Happened on September 27, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Warsaw surrenders to Germans after 19 days of resistance
  • White Sox host 1st "day-night" doubleheader, lose to Cleve, 5-2 & 7-5

Famous Birthdays

  • Carol Lynn Pearson, American poet and writer
  • Jim Ross Lightfoot, American politician (Rep-R-Iowa, 1985-97), born in Sioux City, Iowa

Person of interestKathy Whitworth

Kathy Whitworth, American golfer (7-time LPGA Player of Year, 6 major titles, record 88 LPGA Tour wins), born in Monahans, Texas

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • Nicholas Haslam, English interior designer, born in Amersham