What Happened on May 27, 1960

Historical Events

  • Baltimore manager Paul Richards devises oversized catcher's mitt, used by Baltimore Oriole Clint Courtney
  • Military coup overthrows democratic government of Turkey

Famous Birthdays

  • Aleksandr Sidorenko, Ukrainian swimmer (Olympic gold USSR 400m IM 1980; World C'ship gold 200m IM 1982), born in Mariupol, Ukraine (d. 2022)
  • Ray Armsetad, 4X400 runner (Olympic gold 1984), born in Kirksville, Missouri
  • Vinodhan John, cricket pace bowler (Sri Lankan in 6 Tests 1983-84)
Born in 1960

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Brophy, American character actor (Champ, Dumbo, Great Guy, The Cameraman, Doughboys), dies at 65
  • George Zucco, British actor (Fog Island, Black Raven, Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Captain Fury), dies at 74
  • James Montgomery Flagg, American illustrator, dies at 82

About May 27, 1960

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 3 months and 29 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Cathy's Clown - The Everly Brothers
  • UK #1 Song: Cathy's Clown - Everly Brothers