What Happened on May 27, 1961

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st black light is sold
  • 60th Men's French Championships: Manuel Santana beats Nicola Pietrangeli (4-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-0, 6-2)
  • 60th Women's French Championships: Ann Haydon beats Yola Ramirez (6-2, 6-1)
  • Fiorentina of Italy win 1st European Cup Winner's Cup against Glasgow Rangers 4-2 in Florence (2nd leg)
  • Ralph Boston of US, sets then long jump record at 27' ½"

Famous Birthdays

  • Cathy Silvers, actress (Happy Days, Foley Square), born in NYC, New York
  • Jill Sterkel, US swimmer (Olympics-bronze-1976, 84, 88)
  • John Lugbill, Wauseon Ohio, US canoeist/kayaker (Olympic-92)
  • Peri Gilpin, Waco Tx, actor (Roz Doyle-Frasier)