On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1942

Historical Events

  • Cuba declares war on Germany, Japan & Italy

Historic Event

Soviet woman sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko arrives in Washington D.C., the 1st Soviet citizen welcomed at the White House, by Eleanor Roosevelt

Famous Birthdays

  • "Chip" Douglas [Hatlelid], American songwriter, arranger, bassist (The Turtles, 1966-67 -"Happy Together"), and record producer (The Monkees), born in San Francisco, California
  • Brian Peckford, Canadian politician
  • Daryl Dragon, American keyboardist (Captain & Tennille - "Love Will Keep Us Together"), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2019)
1942 Highlights

About August 27, 1942

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

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