What Happened on June 27, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • British Somaliland becomes part of Somalia
  • Chlorophyll "A" synthesized in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Oil pipe line from Rotterdam-Ruhrgebied opens

Famous Birthdays

  • 7th marquess of Cholmondeley, English large landowner/millionaire
  • Brian Dillinger, actor (Brighton Beach Memoirs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jim Nussle, (Rep-R-Iowa)

Famous Deaths

  • Harry Pollitt, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain dies at 69
  • Lottie Dod, English athlete (b. 1871)