What Happened on March 27, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Famous Birthdays

  • Austin Pendleton, American actor (Short Circuit, Simon, Hello Again), born in Warren, Ohio
  • Janis Martin, American rockabilly and country singer, born in Sutherlin, Virginia (d. 2007)
  • June Wilkinson, English actress (Absolutely Glamarous), born in Essex, England

Famous Deaths


Person of interestMichael Joseph Savage

Michael Joseph Savage, Australian-born New Zealand politician and first Labour Prime Minister of New Zealand (1935-40), dies of colon cancer at 68

New Zealand Prime Minister Michael Joseph Savage
New Zealand Prime Minister
Michael Joseph Savage