What Happened on April 27, 1961

Historical Events

  • NASA launches Explorer 11 into Earth orbit to study gamma rays
  • NFL officially recognizes Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio
  • Sierra Leone declares independence from UK
1961 History

Famous Deaths

  • Roy Del Ruth, American filmmaker (About Face, Folies Bergere), dies at 67

About April 27, 1961

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Runaway - Del Shannon
  • UK #1 Song: Wooden Heart - Elvis Presley