On This Day

What Happened on September 27, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 55 German aircrafts shot down above England
  • Black leaders protest discrimination in US armed forces
  • Floyd Giebells, 1st game, 2-0 pennant clinching beating Bob Feller
  • Nazi Germany, Italy & Japan sign 10 year formal alliance (Axis)
  • Yankees, lose to A's & eliminated from pennant for 1st time since 1935

Famous Birthdays

  • Benoni Beheyt, Belgian cyclist
  • Josephine Barstow, opera singer

Famous Deaths

  • Julius Wagner-Jauregg, Austrian neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1857)
  • Walter Benjamin, German/French literature critic/writer, dies at 48