What Happened on May 27, 1942

Historical Events

  • Dorie Miller awarded navy cross for deeds at Pearl Harbor

Event of Interest

Hitler orders 10,000 Czechs murdered

  • Italian army begin siege of French western Fort Bir Hachim

Event of Interest

Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich is mortally wounded by a grenade thrown by Czech rebels in Prague during Operation Anthropoid; he would die a week later

1942 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Lee Baca, American law enforcement official
  • Priscilla McLean (née Taylor), American composer, performer, and music critic, born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts
  • Roger Freeman, British minister of transport
Born in 1942

Famous Deaths

  • Chen Duxiu, Chinese revolutionary socialist and author who co-founded the Chinese Communist Party with Li Dazhao and was the 1st General Secretary (1921-27), dies at 62

About May 27, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 4 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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