On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1959

Historical Events


Sports record brokenNBA Record

Boston Celtic Bob Cousy sets NBA record with 28 assists Boston Celtics score 173 points against Minneapolis Lakers

NBA Point Guard Bob Cousy
NBA Point Guard
Bob Cousy
  • Chicago Cards trade running back Ollie Matson to LA Rams for 9 players

Famous Birthdays

  • Johnny Van Zant, American rock vocalist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Jacksonville, Florida
1959 Highlights

About February 27, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 8 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces