On This Day

What Happened on March 27, 1943

Historical Events

  • Assassination attempt on Van de Peat at Amsterdams census bureau

Radio Premiere

Blue Ribbon Town (with Groucho Marx) 1st heard on CBS Radio

  • US begins assault on Fondouk Pass, Tunisia

Famous Birthdays

  • Mike Curtis, American NFL linebacker (Super Bowl 1971; Pro Bowl 1968, 70, 71, 74; First-team All-Pro 1968, 69; Baltimore Colts), born in Rockville, Maryland (d. 2020)
  • Milton Robert Carr, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1975-81, 83-95), born in Janesville, Wisconsin
  • Phil Frank, American cartoonist (Farley, The Elderberries comics), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)

Famous Deaths

  • Grigori Yakovlevich Bakhchivangi, test pilot (BI-1), killed in crash
1943 Highlights

About March 27, 1943

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 9 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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