What Happened on October 27, 1940

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthea Joseph, British folk music promoter, and record company publicist, born in London, England (d. 1997)

John GottiJohn Gotti (1940-2002)

American mafia gangster and head of the Gambino family, born in The Bronx, New York

  • 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? 82 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

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