On This Day

What Happened on July 27, 1940

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)
1940 Highlights

About July 27, 1940

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: Yes

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