On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1941

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

13th Academy Awards: "Rebecca", James Stewart & Ginger Rogers win

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
Actor James Stewart
James Stewart

Famous Birthdays

  • Andrew "Sandy" Wilson, Royal Air Force officer (1962–1995)
  • Ian McGarry, British trade union leader (British Actors' Equity Association)
  • Paddy Ashdown, British MP, leader of Liberal Democrats (1988-1999), born in New Delhi, British Raj (d. 2018)

Famous Deaths

  • William D. Byron, U.S. Congressman (b. 1895)