On This Day

What Happened on May 27, 1971

Historical Events

  • 23rd Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland, 13-11

Cannes Film Festival

24th Cannes Film Festival: "The Go-Between" directed by Joseph Losey wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film

Music Recording

John Lennon records the song "Imagine" at his Ascot Sound home studio at Tittenhurst Park, England


Famous Birthdays

  • Ferdino Hernandez, soccer player (FC Utrecht)
  • Glenn Ross, Northern Irish strongman
  • Kaur Kender, Estonian author
  • Left Eye [Lisa Lopes], American singer (TLC), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • Monika Schnarre, American actress (Bold & Beautiful)
  • Paul Bettany, English actor (A Beautiful Mind), born in London
  • 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
1971 Highlights

About May 27, 1971

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 2 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
  • UK #1 Song: Knock Three Times - Dawn