What Happened on February 27, 1969

Historical Events

Coup d'├ętat

General Hafez al-Assad becomes head of Syria via military coup

  • President Nixon visits West Berlin

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Vander Ark, American guitarist, singer-songwriter (The Verve Pipe), and actor, born in Holland, Michigan
  • Greg Stevenson, Canadian rower (Olympics-11-92, 96), born in Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • Willie Banks, American baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Famous Deaths

  • John Boles, American singer and actor (Stella Dallas, Curly Top), dies at 73
  • Marius Barbeau, French Canadian folklorist (b. 1883)
1969 Highlights

About February 27, 1969

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Everyday People - Sly & The Family Stone
  • UK #1 Song: Where Do You Go To My Lovely - Peter Sarstedt