On This Day

What Happened on July 27, 1942

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Ferris, English actress (Nice Girl Like Me), born in London, England
  • Bobby Campbell [Thornbury], Scottish journalist and musician, born in Glasgow (d. 1997)
  • Dennis Ralston, American tennis player (4 x Grand Slam doubles champion; Wimbledon singles 1966 runner-up), born in Bakersfield, California (d. 2020)
  • John Pleshette, American actor (Richard-Knots Landing, 7th Avenue), born in NYC, New York

Famous Deaths

  • William Matthew Finders Petrie, Egyptologist, dies
1942 Highlights

About July 27, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 79 years and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo