What Happened on May 27, 1968

Historical Events

Sports History

George Halas retires from coaching, finishing with 318 regular-season wins and 6 NFL titles

  • NL awards Montreal & SD major league franchises
  • The meeting of the Union Nationale des √Čtudiants de France (National Union of the Students of France) takes place. 30,000 to 50,000 people gather in the Stade Sebastien Charlety.

Famous Birthdays

  • Cedric Smith, NFL running back (Wash Redskins, Arizona Cardinals)
  • Frank Thomas, American Baseball HOF 1st baseman/DH (5 √ó MLB All-Star; AL MVP 1993, 94; AL batting champion 1997, Chicago White Sox), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • Jeff Bagwell, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder (MLB All-Star 1994, 96, 97, 99; NL MVP 1994; Gold Glove Award 1994; Houston Astros), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Rebekah Brooks, English journalist (implicated in News International phone hacking scandal), born in Warrington, England
1968 Highlights

About May 27, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 54 years and 4 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
  • UK #1 Song: Young Girl - Union Gap Featuring Gary Puckett