On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1940

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Brooksley Born, American attorney, first female president of the Stanford Law Review, and public official (Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chair, 1996-99; Profiles in Courage Award, 2009), born in San Francisco, California [1]
  • 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? 81 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo