What Happened on May 27, 1958

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Ernest Green and 600 whites graduate from Little Rock's Central HS
  • 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