On This Day

What Happened on March 27, 1961

Historical Events

  • Black demonstrators in Charleston staged ride-ins on street cars
  • Failed assassination attempt on King Saif al-Islam Achmad of Yemen

Famous Birthdays

  • Ellery Hanley, British rugby league player, born in Leeds
  • Tak Matsumoto, Japanese Grammy Award-winning guitarist (B'z), born in Toyonaka, Osaka
  • Tony Rominger, Swiss road racing cyclist, born in Vejle, Denmark

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Kane, orchestra leader (Steve & Eydie, Andy Williams Show), dies at 37
1961 Highlights

About March 27, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries