On This Day

What Happened on November 27, 1942

Historical Events

  • Bobby Managoff beats Yvon Robert in Houston to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship
  • French navy at Toulon scuttles ships & subs so Nazis cannot seize them

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Tito appoints Anti-fascist Liberation board in Yugoslavia

President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary Josip Broz Tito
President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary
Josip Broz Tito

Famous Birthdays

  • Henry Carr, American athlete (200m/4x400m Olympic gold 1964), born in Montgomery, Alabama

Person of interestJimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix, American rock guitarist (Purple Haze), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1970)

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • Michael Devlin, American bass-baritone, born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur Langton, South African cricket medium pace bowler (15 Tests, 40 wickets), dies in a military air crash at 30
1942 Highlights

About November 27, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 11 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Sagittarius