On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 1968

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

American Football Coach and Team Owner George Halas
American Football Coach and Team Owner
George Halas
  • 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, "Big Hurt", 1st baseman (Chicago White Sox, 1993 MVP)
  • 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? 53 years and 19 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini