What Happened on November 27, 1960

Historical Events

  • CBS radio cancels "Have Gun Will Travel"
  • Dr Felix Houphouet-Boigny becomes president of Ivory Coast

Sports History

Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHLer to score 1,000 points

Event of Interest

Patrice Lumumba flees Leopoldville, Congo

  • Trailing 38-7 late in 3rd quarter, Buffalo Bills tie Broncos at 38-38
1960 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Ashley Ingram, British soul and R&B guitarist and bass player (Fizzz; Imagination - "Just An Illusion"), born in Northampton, England
  • Ken O'Brien, American football quarterback (NY Jets), born in Rockville Centre, New York
  • Kevin Henkes, American children's book writer/illustrator (Caldecott Medal), born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • Maria Schneider, American composer (Concert in the Garden), born in Windom, Minnesota
  • Martin van Geel, Dutch soccer player (Willem II), born in Goirle, Netherlands
  • Tim Pawlenty, American politician, Governor of Minnesota (2003-11), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrainian politician and co-leader of the Orange Revolution, Prime Minister (2005, 2007-10), born in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Born in 1960

Famous Weddings

Lana Turner

American movie actress Lana Turner (39) weds 5th husband, rancher Frederick May; divorce in 1962

Famous Deaths

  • Dirk Jan de Geer, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1926-29, 39-40), dies at 89
  • Frederick Fane, English cricket batsman (14 Tests, 1 x 100, HS 143; Essex CCC, Oxford University CC, London County CC), dies at 85

About November 27, 1960

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 6 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Are You Lonesome To-night? - Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
  • UK #1 Song: It's Now Or Never - Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires