On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1960

Historical Events

  • Five Nations Rugby Championship is won jointly by England and France with the pivotal game a 3-3 draw between the teams at Stade Colombes, Paris
  • Oil pipe line from Rotterdam to Ruhrgebied opens

Sports History

US Olympic ice hockey Team beats USSR 3-2 en route to gold medal

Ice Hockey Player Bob Cleary
Ice Hockey Player
Bob Cleary
  • Veikko Hakulinen of Finland wins his 3rd career Olympic cross country gold medal as part of Finland's 4 x 10k relay team at Squaw Valley, CA; winner: 50k (Oslo, 1952) and 30k (Cortina d’Ampezzo, 1956)

Famous Birthdays

  • Andres Gomez, Ecuadorian tennis player (Madrid Grand Prix-1990), born in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Johnny Roy Van Zant, American rock vocalist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Paul Humphreys, English singer & musician (OMD-Crush, Pacific Age), born in London, United Kingdom
  • Stoney Jackson, American actor (White Shadow, Insiders), born in Richmond, Virginia

Famous Deaths

  • Adriano Olivetti, Italian engineer and manufacturer (typewriter), dies at 58
1960 Highlights

About February 27, 1960

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 7 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces