On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 1941

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

FDR declares state of emergency after a German U-boat sinks the American flagged SS 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? 80 years, 2 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini