What Happened on December 27, 1941

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Japan bombs Manila even though it was declared an "open city"
  • Siberia: Dmitri Sjostakovitsj completes his 7th Symphony

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlie Dog, Warner Bros. cartoon character created by Chuck Jones and Bob Clampett (Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series), first debuts in "Porky's Pooch"
  • Leslie Maguire, English pianist (Gerry & Pacemakers-Ferry Cross the Mersey), born in Wallasey, United Kingdom
  • Mike Pinder [Michael Thomas Pinder], English keyboard player and Mellotron pioneer (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin), born in Birmingham, England