What Happened on February 27, 1940

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14 (radiocarbon dating) at the University of California Radiation Laboratory in Berkeley, California

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Hunter, Australian actor
  • Dame Barbara Kelly,Scottish civic activist and former CEO (Crichton Foundation, Scottish Consumer Council), born in Scotland
  • Howard Hesseman, actor (Dr Johnny Fever-WKRP, Head of Class), born in Salem, Oregon

Famous Deaths

  • Peter Behrens, German architect, dies