On This Day

What Happened on September 27, 1940

Historical Events

  • 55 German aircraft 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, British opera soprano singer, born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England

Famous Deaths

  • Julius Wagner-Jauregg, Austrian neuroscientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1857)
  • Walter Benjamin, German/French literature critic/writer, dies at 48
1940 Highlights

About September 27, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 2 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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