80 Years Ago—Sept. 27, 1940: Germany, Italy, and Japan sign the Tripartite Pact.
Germans begin census of Jews in occupied France, conducted by French police; Jews are required to register with police station by October 20 and Jewish-owned shops must post yellow “Entreprise Juive” signs by October 31.
Movie premiere of Busby Berkeley musical Strike up the Band, starring Judy Garland & Mickey Rooney.
75 Years Ago—Sept. 27, 1945: US Air Transport Command begins “Sunset Project”: return of planes, crews & passengers from the Pacific.
Robert Patterson becomes US Secretary of War.
Premiere of Roberto Rossellini’s Roma, Città Aperta, the first Italian neorealist film.