Sunday 27 September 1942
It was Sunday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Baroness Blackstone and Dith Pran.
The Falcon's Brother, directed by Stanley Logan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
while And Now Tomorrow by Rachel Field was one of the best selling books.
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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
- Baroness Blackstone
- Dith Pran: Cambodian photographer The Killing Fields (Born 1942).
- Alvin Stardust: English singer and actor (d. 2014).
- Douglas Munro: Only US Coast Guard with WWII-Med of Honor.
- Heavy German assault in Stalingrad
- Reinhard Heydrich, butcher of Prague, appointed SS-General
- St. Louis Cardinals win NL pennant on last day of season
- New York Giants beat Washington Redskins 14-7 without making a first down.
- Last day of the September Matanikau action on Guadalcanal as United States Marine Corps troops barely escape after being surrounded by Japanese forces near the Matanikau River.
- WWII: Both commerce raiding ''hilfskreuzer Stier'' and Liberty ship ''Stephen Hopkins'' sink following a gun battle in the South Atlantic. ''Stier'' is the only commerce raider to be sunk by Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships.
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