On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1942

Historical Events

  • 1st transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • Battle of Java Sea began: 13 US warships sunk and 2 Japanese
  • J S Hey discovers radio emissions from Sun

Famous Birthdays

  • Charlayne Hunter-Gault, American journalist & foreign correspondent (McNeil-Lehrer), born in Due West, South Carolina
  • Michel Forget, French Canadian actor, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Robert H. Grubbs, American chemist & Nobel Prize laureate, born in Marshall County, Kentucky

Famous Deaths

  • Karel Doorman, Dutch rear-admiral (Java Sea), KIA at 52
  • Martha McChesney Berry, American educator who founded Berry School for Children, dies at 75
1942 Highlights

About February 27, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 9 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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