On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1960

Historical Events

  • Anita Lonsbrough swims world/olympic record 200m (2:49.5)
  • Australian swimmer John Devitt controversially wins the 100m freestyle gold medal at the Rome Olympics; recorded same time 55.2 as silver medallist American Lance Larson
  • British swimmer Anita Lonsbrough sets 200m breaststroke world record 2:49.5 to beat German pair Wiltrud Urselmann & Barbara Göbel for the gold medal at the Rome Olympics

Famous Birthdays

  • Damon Keeve, heavyweight (209+ lbs) judoka (Olympics 1992, 96), born in San Francisco, California
1960 Highlights

About August 27, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Virgo