On This Day

What Happened on April 27, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Lou Jansen & Jan Dieters, leaders of the illegal CPN party in Holland, arrested
  • Soviet Union breaks contact with Polish government exiled in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Witold Pilecki escapes from Auschwitz after having voluntarily been imprisoned there to gain information about the Holocaust

Polish Resistance Fighter Witold Pilecki
Polish Resistance Fighter
Witold Pilecki

Famous Birthdays

  • Eugene Polyakov, Russian balletmaster (Paris Opera Ballet), born in Moscow (d. 1996)
  • Helmut Marko, Austrian auto racer (Le Mans Grand Prix), born in Graz, Austria