What Happened on March 27, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday

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

  • Clark Datchler, vocalist (Johnny Hates Jazz-Don't Say it's Love)
  • Ellery Hanley, rugby league player
  • Tak Matsumoto, Japanese guitarist (B'z)
  • Tony Rominger, Swiss cyclist

Famous Deaths

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