On This Day

What Happened on June 27, 1960

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
  • 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

Lottie Dod, British all-round athlete (Wimbledon 1887-88, 1891-93), dies at 88

1960 Highlights

About June 27, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 62 years and 3 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Everybody's Somebody's Fool - Connie Francis
  • UK #1 Song: Three Steps To Heaven - Eddie Cochran