What Happened on May 27, 1960

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 1st use of oversized catching mitt (Balt Oriole Clint Courtney)
  • Balt manager Paul Richards devises oversized catcher's mitt
  • Military coup overthrows democratic government of Turkey

Famous Birthdays

  • Ray Armsetad, 4X400 runner (Olympic gold 1984), born in Kirksville, Missouri
  • Vinodhan John, cricket pace bowler (Sri Lankan in 6 Tests 1983-84)

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Brophy, actor (Champ, Dumbo, Great Guy), dies at 65
  • George Zucco, actor (Fog Island, Black Raven, Desire Me), dies at 74
  • James Montgomery Flagg, American illustrator, dies at 82