Monday May 27, 1940

US date format: 5/27/1940, UK date format: 27/5/1940

It was Monday, under the sign of Gemini (see birth chart on May 27, 1940). The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Winston Churchill (Conservative), Pope Pius XII was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include René Koering and Lindy Infante. The Ghost Breakers, directed by George Marshall, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 27, 1940?


Holidays

  • Eutropius
  • Mother's Day in Bolivia (Dfa de la Madre)
  • Bruno, Bishop of Wnrzburg
  • Hildebert
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Events

  • British and French begin evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo)

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Movies

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The Ghost Breakers

The Ghost Breakers

Directed by: George Marshall

Starring: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Richard Carlson, Paul Lukas

Country: United States of America

Brother Orchid

Brother Orchid

Directed by: Lloyd Bacon

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sothern, Donald Crisp

Susan and God

Susan and God

Directed by: George Cukor

Starring: Joan Crawford, Fredric March, Ruth Hussey, John Carroll

Lightning Strikes West

Lightning Strikes West

Directed by: Harry L. Fraser

Starring: Ken Maynard, Claire Rochelle, Bob Terry, Michael Vallon

Bad Man from Red Butte

Bad Man from Red Butte

Directed by: Ray Taylor

Starring: Johnny Mack Brown, Bob Baker, Fuzzy Knight, Anne Gwynne

Days to next May 27

If May 27, 1940 is your birthday you're 80 years, 2 months, 9 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 9 months, 22 days.
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in May 1940?

  • LIFE: German invader
  • Time: The job of the R. A. F. in France was directed by Air Marshal-Arthur Sheridan Barratt; Marshal Barra

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