On This Day

What Happened on March 27, 1941

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Adolf Hitler signs Directive 27 (assault on Yugoslavia)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Britain leases defense bases in Trinidad to US for 99 years
  • Yugoslavian coup gets rid of pro-German Prince Paul

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Pashayan Jr., U.S. House of Representatives from California, born in Fresno, California
  • Ivan Gašparovič, President of Slovakia (2004-14), born in Poltár, Slovak Republic
  • Liese Prokop, Austrian pentathlete (Olympic silver 1968), born in Tulln District, Austria (d. 2006)