On This Day

What Happened on June 27, 1961

Historical Events

  • Ghana imposes a total ban on exports to South Africa and South West Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Meera Syal, British-Indian comedienne and actress (Goodness Gracious Me), born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England
  • Tim Whitnall, English actor (Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story), born in Canvey Island, Essex, England

Famous Deaths

  • Harry Hooton, Australian poet, dies of cancer at 52
  • Paul Guilfoyle, American actor and director (White Heat, Cyrano de Bergerac), dies of a heart attack at 58
1961 Highlights

About June 27, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 5 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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