On This Day

What Happened on December 27, 1942

Historical Events

  • 1st Japanese women camp (Ambarawa) goes into use
  • 5th NFL All Star Game, Shribe Park, Philadelphia: NFL All-Stars beat Washington Redskins, 17-14
  • The Union of Pioneers of Yugoslavia is founded.

Famous Birthdays

  • Byron Browne, baseball player
  • Charmian Carr, American actress (The Sound of Music), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Mike Heron, rock musician, born in Edinburgh, Scotland

Famous Deaths

  • William Morgan, American physical education instructor and inventor of "mintonette" (now known as volleyball), dies at 72
1942 Highlights

About December 27, 1942

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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