What Happened on February 27, 1969

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Gen Hafez al-Assad becomes head of Syria via military coup
  • President Nixon visits West Berlin

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Vander Ark, American musician
  • Greg Stevenson, Sherbrooke Quebec, rower (Olympics-11-92, 96)
  • Robert Massey, NFL cornerback (NY Giants)
  • Robert Molenaar, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam)
  • Victoria Fair, Jackson Michigan, Miss Michigan-America (1991)
  • Willie Banks, US baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs)

Famous Deaths

  • John Boles, actor (Stella Dallas, Curly Top), dies at 73
  • Marius Barbeau, French Canadian folklorist (b. 1883)