On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1969

Historical Events

  • Lindy's Pride wins Hambletonian Stakes
  • Mike Procter hits six consecutive sixes (across two overs)

Famous Birthdays

  • Avril Haines, American lawyer, 1st female Director of National Intelligence (2021-), born in New York City
  • Cesar Millan, Culiacan Mexico, professional dog trainer
  • Chandra Wilson, American actress
  • Kipp Vickers, NFL guard (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Mark Ealham, cricketer (Kent & England Test all-rounder 1996)
  • Steven Van Randwijck, field hockey player (Olympics 1996), born in Washington, D.C.

Famous Deaths

  • Claire Whitney, silent film actress (Blind Fools), dies at 79
  • Erika Mann, German-American author (Other Germany) and daughter of Thomas Mann, dies at 63
  • Henri EJA de Page, Belgian lawyer, dies
  • Ivy Compton-Burnett, English novelist (Manservant and Maidservant), dies at 85
1969 Highlights

About August 27, 1969

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 52 years, 8 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones
  • UK #1 Song: In The Year 2525 (Exorium And Terminus) - Zager & Evans