What Happened on July 27, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Billboard magazine starts publishing bestseller charts
  • Bugs Bunny, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Tex Avery, Bob Givens (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Wild Hare"

Famous Birthdays

  • Pina Bausch, German dancer and choreographer, born in Solingen, Germany (d. 2009)