On This Day

What Happened on April 27, 1942

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim Keltner, American session drummer (Bob Dylan; George Harrison; John Lennon; Ringo Starr; Harry Nilsson; Richard Thompson; Traveling Wilburys; Elvis Costello; Joe Cocker; Ry Cooder; Eric Clapton; Carly Simon; Jackson Browne; Randy Newman; and others...), 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
1942 Highlights

About April 27, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 7 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus