Friday 27 September 1940
It was Friday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Patrick Font and Philippe Forquet.
Knute Rockne All American, directed by Lloyd Bacon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Mashfyyat (Will) - First day of the eleventh month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- RC Saints - Saint Vincent de Paul
- Ethiopian Orthodox Church - Meskel
- Also see September 27 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- French Republican Calendar - Balsamine (Impatiens) Day, sixth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- Belgium - French Community Day
- Patrick Font: French stand-up comic, famous for many years in night clubs before becoming a member of the.
- Philippe Forquet: French actor and the son of a wealthy aristocrat, Marcius Forquet Viscount de Dorne.
- Benoni Beheyt: .
- Josephine Barstow: English soprano and actress.
- Walter Benjamin: German literary critic, philosopher, social critic, translator, radio broadcaster and essayist.
- 55 German aircrafts shot down above England
- Floyd Giebells, 1st game, 2-0 pennant clinching beating Bob Feller
- Nazi-Germany, Italy and Japan sign 10 year formal alliance (Axis)
- Black leaders protest discrimination in US armed forces.
- In Berlin, Germany, Japanese premier Prince Fumimaro Konoye and Italian and German officials sign the Tripartite Pact defensive alliance. Each nation pledges mutual support in the event of attack by a power not presently involved in the European or Chinese-Japanese conflict. The intent is to keep the United States out of the war.
- World War II: The Tripartite Pact is signed in Berlin by Germany, Japan and Italy.
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