On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1940

Historical Events

  • Caproni-Campini CC-2, experimental jet plane, maiden flight (Milan)

Famous Birthdays

  • David Hart, gen-sect (National Association of Head Teachers)
  • Warren Harding "Sonny" Sharrock, American jazz guitarist (Last Exit), born on Ossining, New York (d. 1994)
1940 Highlights

About August 27, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo