What Happened on May 27, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 23rd Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland, 13-11
  • 24th Cannes Film Festival: "The Go-Between" directed by Joseph Losey wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • UCLA defeats Florida State 81-76 to win the NCAA basketball championship

Famous Birthdays

  • Corey Beck, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
  • Ferdino Hernandez, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • Glenn Ross, Northern Irish strongman
  • Kaur Kender, Estonian author
  • Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, American singer (TLC) (d. 2002)
  • Monika Schnarre, US actress (Bold & Beautiful)
  • Paul Bettany, English actor (A Beautiful Mind ), born in London
  • Scott Szeredy, NFL/WLAF kicker/punter (Chiefs, Barcelona Dragons)
  • Wayne Carey, Australian rules footballer

Famous Deaths

  • Chips Rafferty [John William Pilbean Goffage], Australian actor (Wake in Fright, Desert Rats), dies from a heart attack at 62
  • Jack Doscher, American baseball pitcher (1st son of a major leaguer to play MLB), dies at 90