On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1941

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Shah of Iran Rezā Shāh Pahlavi abdicates throne in favour of his son Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

Last Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Last Shah of Iran
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

Famous Birthdays

  • Cesária Évora "the Barefoot Diva", Cape Verdean morna singer, born in Mindelo (d. 2011)
  • Harrison Page, American actor
  • Yuri Vassilyevich Malyshev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-2, T-11)
1941 Highlights

About August 27, 1941

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 2 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo