On This Day

What Happened on April 27, 1941

Historical Events

  • German troops occupy Athens, Greece

Famous Birthdays

  • Friedrich Goldmann, German composer and conductor, born in Siegmar-Schönau, Germany (d. 2009)
  • Jennings Michael Burch, American writer (They Cage the Animals at Night), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2013)
  • Judith Blegen, American opera singer (Magic Flute - "Papagena"), born in Missoula, Montana
  • Lee Roy Jordan, American football player, born in Excel, Alabama

Famous Deaths

  • Penelope Delta, Greek author, dies at 67
1941 Highlights

About April 27, 1941

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 7 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus