On This Day

What Happened on March 27, 1945

Historical Events

  • 7th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Oklahoma State beats NYU, 49-44; Cowboys' center Bob Kurland is named tournament Most Outstanding Player

Historic Event

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill sails to eastern banks of Rhine

  • DePaul beats Bowling Green for NIT title

Music Recording

Ella Fitzgerald and Delta Rhythm Boys record the Harold Arlen-Yip Harburg-Billy Rose song "It's Only a Paper Moon"

Historic Event

General Eisenhower declares German defenses on Western Front broken

  • US 20th Army corps captures Wiesbaden
  • World War II: Operation Starvation, the aerial mining of Japan's ports and waterways begins.

Famous Birthdays

  • Briton Selby, Canadian NHL player, born in Kingston, Ontario

Famous Deaths

  • Jorgen Nielsen, Danish writer (romance), dies at 42
1945 Highlights

About March 27, 1945

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aries