What Happened on May 27, 1940

Historical Events

Miracle of Dunkirk

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

  • René Koering, French composer, film producer. theater director, and music promoter (Festival de Radio France et Montpellier), born in Andlau, France
Born in 1940

About May 27, 1940

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

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