On This Day

What Happened on November 27, 1944

Historical Events

  • 4,000 shells detonate in RAF arms depot at Fauld, near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire; village of Hanbury destroyed, at least 70 people killed
  • US 121st Infantry regiment opens assault on Hurtgen

Famous Birthdays

  • Martin Corbett, English gay rights activist (Gay Liberation Front, OutRage!), born in London (d. 1996)
  • Mickey Leland, American politician (Rep-D-TX, 1979-89), born in Lubbock, Texas (d. 1989)
  • Trevor Leonard Ward-Davies 'Dozy', English musician (Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich), born in Enford, Wilshire (d. 2015)

Famous Deaths

  • Leonid Isaakovich Mandelshtam, Russian physicist (b. 1879)
1944 Highlights

About November 27, 1944

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 76 years and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Sagittarius