On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • 5th day of battle at El Alamein: heavy battles/Australian advance
  • US aircraft carrier Hornet sinks off Santa Cruz

Famous Birthdays

  • Anita Roddick, English cosmetic manufacturer (Body Shop), born in Littlehampton, West Sussex
  • Lee Greenwood, American country singer (God Bless the USA), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Phillip Catherine, Belgian jazz guitarist, born in London

Famous Deaths

  • Helmuth Hubener, Youth Political Activist against the Hitler regime (b. 1925)