On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1958

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Naas Botha, South African rugby union footballer, born in Mpumalanga, South Africa
  • Nancy Spungen, American murder victim of Sid Vicious, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)

Famous Deaths

  • Harry Cohn, CEO (Columbia Pictures), dies of a heart attack