What Happened on May 27, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 6th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 4-3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

George Halas retires from coaching, finishing with 318 regular-season wins and 6 NFL titles

American Football Player, Coach, Owner, and Pioneer George Halas
American Football Player, Coach, Owner, and Pioneer
George Halas
  • NL awards Montreal & SD major league franchises
  • The meeting of the Union Nationale des √Čtudiants de France (National Union of the Students of France) takes place. 30,000 to 50,000 people gather in the Stade Sebastien Charlety.

Famous Birthdays

  • Cedric Smith, NFL running back (Wash Redskins, Arizona Cardinals)
  • Frank Thomas, "Big Hurt", 1st baseman (Chicago White Sox, 1993 MVP)
  • Jeff Bagwell, infielder (Houston Astros), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • John Connelly, Nike golfer (1991 NH Open), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Rebekah Brooks, English journalist (implicated in News International phone hacking scandal), born in Warrington, England

Famous Deaths

  • Little Willie John, rocker, dies at 30