On This Day

What Happened on March 27, 1943

Historical Events

  • Assassination attempt on Van de Peat at Amsterdams census bureau

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Comedian Groucho Marx
Comedian
Groucho Marx
  • 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? 77 years and 10 months
Leap Year: No

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