What Happened on August 27, 1971

Famous Birthdays

  • Ernest Faber, Dutch soccer defender (1 cap; PSV) and manager (NEC, Groningen, PSV), born in Geldrop, Netherlands
  • 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
Born in 1971

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
  • Lillian "Lil" Hardin Armstrong, American jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader, dies at 73
  • 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? 51 years, 9 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart - Bee Gees
  • UK #1 Song: I'm Still Waiting - Diana Ross