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

  • Brian Dillinger, actor (Brighton Beach Memoirs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • David Cholmondeley, 7th marquess of Cholmondeley, English large landowner and millionaire, born in Cholmondeley Castle, Malpas, Cheshire, England
  • Jim Nussle, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa (2003-07), born in Des Moines, Iowa

Famous Deaths

  • Harry Pollitt, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain dies at 69
  • Lottie Dod, British all-round athlete (5-time Wimbledon singles champion), dies at 88