On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 1940

Historical Events

  • British and Allied forces begin the evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo) during WWII
  • World War II: In the Le Paradis massacre, 97 soldiers from a Royal Norfolk Regiment unit are shot after surrendering to German troops

Famous Birthdays

  • Rene Koering, composer
1940 Highlights

About May 27, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 4 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Gemini