On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1943

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • The Rosenstrasse protest starts in Berlin
  • The Smith Mine #3 in Bearcreek, Montana, explodes, killing 74 men

Famous Birthdays

  • Klaus K√∂ste, German gymnast (Olympic gold 1972- vault), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 2012)
  • Mary Frann, American actress (Joanna-Newhart, Days of Our Live), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Morten Lauridsen, American composer, born in Colfax, Washington

Famous Deaths

  • Kostis Palamas, Greek poet, twice nominated for the Nobel prize (b. 1859)