What Happened on March 27, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • -28] Allies raid German submarine base in St Nazaire
  • Japan forces Java to use "Tokyo time" 1½ hour forward

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 6 to retain heavyweight boxing title (NYC)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis

Famous Birthdays

  • Michael Jackson, British writer and journalist, born in Wetherby, Yorkshire (d. 2007)
  • Michael York, British actor (Cabaret, Logan's Run, 3 Musketeers), born in Fulmer, Buckinghamshire
  • Raymond J. McGrath, U.S. House of Representatives from New York, born in Valley Stream, New York
  • Sir John E. Sulston, British molecular biologist, co-recipient of 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (roundworm genome sequencing), born in Fulmer, Buckinghamshire (d. 2018)