On This Day

What Happened on November 27, 1942

Historical Events

  • French navy at Toulon scuttles ships & subs so Nazis cannot seize them

Historic Event

Tito appoints Anti-fascist Liberation board in Yugoslavia

Famous Birthdays

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

Jimi Hendrix

James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix, American rock guitarist ("Purple Haze"; "voodoo Chile"; The Wind Cries Mary"), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1970)

  • 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? 79 years and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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