On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1942

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Lee Greenwood, American country singer ("God Bless the USA"; "I Don't Mind the Thorns (If You're the Rose)"), born in South Gate, California
  • Mike Appel, American musician, songwriter and producer (Sir Lord Baltimore; Bruce Springsteen), born in Flushing, Queens, New York
  • Philip Catherine, Belgian jazz guitarist (Chet Baker; Stephane Grappelli; Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen; Jean-Luc Ponty), born in London, England

Famous Deaths

  • Helmuth Hubener, Youth Political Activist against the Hitler regime (b. 1925)
1942 Highlights

About October 27, 1942

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 79 years, 1 month and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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