What Happened on November 27, 1961

Historical Events

Sports History

Gordie Howe becomes 1st to play in 1,000 NHL games

  • KHAW TV channel 11 in Hilo, HI (NBC) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Lee Johnson, American NFL punter/kicker (Cin Bengals), born in Conroe, Texas
  • Princess [Desiree Heslop], British pop singer ("Say I'm Your Number One"), born in London
  • Steve Oedekerk, American film director, actor and comedian, born in Los Angeles. California
1961 Highlights

About November 27, 1961

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 10 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Big Bad John - Jimmy Dean
  • UK #1 Song: (Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame/Little Sister - Elvis Presley