On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 1941

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

FDR declares state of emergency due to Germany's sinking of Robin Moor

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • German battleship Bismarck sunk by British naval force

Famous Birthdays

  • Adriaan Venema, Dutch journalist/author (Mussert)
  • Davina Phillips, actress

Famous Deaths

  • AH Borgesius, tutor/experimentator/amateur astronomer, dies at 76
1941 Highlights

About May 27, 1941

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 2 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini