On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 1958

Historical Events


USALittle Rock Crisis

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

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The 101st Airborne Division escort the nine black students into Little Rock School in Arkansas
The 101st Airborne Division escort the nine black students into Little Rock School in Arkansas
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  • 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), 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? 62 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini