On This Day

What Happened on April 27, 1943

Historical Events

  • 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 (24 Hours of Le Mans 1971), born in Graz, Austria
1943 Highlights

About April 27, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 6 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Taurus