On This Day

What Happened on February 27, 1970

Historical Events

  • NY Times (falsely) reports US army has ended domestic surveillance

Famous Birthdays

  • David White, American NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills), born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee
  • Kent Desormeaux, American thoroughbred jockey (Kentucky Derby 1998, 2000, 08; Preakness Stakes 1998, 2008, 16; Belmont Stakes 2009; US Champion Jockey by wins 1987, 88, 89), born in Maurice, Louisiana
  • Matthias Lechner, German art director, born in Mannheim, Germany
  • Michael A. Burstein, American writer, born in New York City
  • Patricia Petibon, French opera singer, born in Montargis, France

Famous Deaths

  • Marie Dionne, one of the French Canadian Dionne quintuplets (b. 1934)
  • Robert Bruce Lockhart, diplomat/writer, dies
1970 Highlights

About February 27, 1970

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 7 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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