On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 1958

Historical Events

Little Rock Crisis

Ernest Green becomes the 1st African-American to graduate from Little Rock's Central High School

  • Maiden flight of the F-4 Phantom II
  • Vanguard SLV-1 launched for Earth orbit (failed)

Famous Birthdays

  • Linnea Quigley, Davenport Iowa, actress (Night of Demons, Virgin High)
  • Neil Finn, New Zealand musician (Split Enz; Crowded House - "Don't Dream It's Over"), born in Te Awamutu, New Zealand

Famous Deaths

  • Ainslie Pryor, actor (Adventures of Hiram Holiday), dies at 46
  • Samuel Stritch, US cardinal/archbishop (Chicago), dies
1958 Highlights

About May 27, 1958

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 64 years and 1 month
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • UK #1 Song: Who's Sorry Now - Connie Francis