On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthea Joseph, British music promoter, born in London (d. 1997)

Person of interestJohn Gotti

John Gotti, mafia head of the Gambino family, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2002)

Gangster John Gotti
John Gotti
  • Julius Eastman, American pianist, vocalist, and minimalist composer (The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc; Gay Guerrilla), born in New York City (d. 1990)
  • Maxine Hong Kingston, American author (The Woman Warrior), born in Stockton, California

Famous Deaths

  • Fini Valdemar Henriques, composer, dies at 72
1940 Highlights

About October 27, 1940

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 9 months and 4 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Scorpio