Sunday 27 October 1940
It was Sunday, under the sign of Scorpio. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Anthea Joseph and Maxine Hong Kingston.
The Mark of Zorro, directed by Rouben Mamoulian, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
On TV people were watching Gabby.
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- St. Namatius
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Independence Day (from Britain, 1979)
- Turkmenistan - Independence Day (from USSR, 1991)
- St. Desiderius
- R.C. saints - October 27th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: St. Abraham the Poor
- St. Vincent, Sabina, & Christeta
- St. Capitolina
- St. Odhran
- St. Elesbaan
- St. Florentius
- St. Frumentius, the saint who introduced Christianity into Ethiopia.
- St. Gaudiosus
- St. Abban of Murnevin
- Anthea Joseph: Music producer.
- Maxine Hong Kingston: United States -- Author.
- Arthur Brown: South African technical engineer and CEO of Hecla Mining.
- John Gotti: American gangster and noted Mafia leader once known as the "Teflon Don" after a series of courtroom acquittals.
- Georges Vanconingsloo: .
- Maxine Kingston: American author and academic
- Fini Valdemar Henriques: Composer, dies at 72.
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