On This Day

What Happened on August 27, 1971

Famous Birthdays

  • Ernest Faber, soccer player (PSV)
  • Jim Flanigan, NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears)
  • Julian Cheung Chi-Lam, singer (A Modern Love Story) and actor (Return Of The Cuckoo), born in North Point, British Hong Kong

Famous Deaths

  • Bennett Cerf, American publisher (Random House) and panelist (What's My Line), dies at 73
  • Jim Turnesa, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1952; Ryder Cup 1953), dies of lung cancer at 58
  • Margaret Bourke-White, American photographer, 1st female LIFE staff photographer, dies at 67
1971 Highlights

About August 27, 1971

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 2 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo