On This Day

What Happened on April 27, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Belgian Jews are forced to wear stars
  • Tornado destroys Pryor, Oklahoma, killing 100, injuring 300

Famous Birthdays

  • James Lee "Jim" Keltner, American drummer, described as "the leading session drummer in America", born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • John Shrapnel, English actor, born in Birmingham, Warwickshire
  • Valeri Vladimirovich Polyakov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-6, TM-18), born in Tula, Russia