What Happened on August 27, 1961

Historical Events

  • Francis the Talking Mule is mystery guest on "What's My Line"

Famous Birthdays

  • Mark Curry, British stage and screen actor, and television and radio presenter, born in Stafford, England
  • Tom Ford, American fashion designer
Born in 1961

Famous Deaths

  • Gail Russell, American actress (The Uninvited, Moonrise, Unseen), dies from complications of alcohol abuse at 36 [1]
1961 Highlights

About August 27, 1961

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 61 years, 7 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Michael - The Highwaymen
  • UK #1 Song: Johnny Remember Me - John Leyton