What Happened on October 27, 1960

Historical Events

  • AL admits LA & Washington to the league
  • American pop and soul singer Ben E. King records "Spanish Harlem" & "Stand By Me"

Famous Birthdays

  • Oleg Bryjak, Kazakhstani-German bass-baritone opera singer (Deutsche Oper am Rhein), born in Jezkazgan, Kazakhstan, USSR (d. 2015)
  • Tom Nieto, American baseball player, born in Downey, California
1960 Highlights

About October 27, 1960

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Save The Last Dance For Me - The Drifters
  • UK #1 Song: Only The Lonely - Roy Orbison