On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1969

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


BattleCoup d'├ętat

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

General and President of Syria Hafez al-Assad
General and President of Syria
Hafez al-Assad
  • President Nixon visits West Berlin

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Vander Ark, American musician, born in Holland, Michigan
  • Greg Stevenson, Canadian rower (Olympics-11-92, 96), born in Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • Robert Molenaar, Dutch soccer player (FC Volendam), born in Zaandam, Netherlands
  • 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)