What Happened on November 27, 1971

Historical Events

  • 36th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 31-7 in Birmingham
  • Soviet Mars 2 becomes 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars
  • Two Customs officials are shot by an Irish Republican Army sniper firing upon a British Army patrol investigating a bomb attack on a Customs Post near Newry, County Armagh
1971 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Menendez, American accused of killing his parents (Menendez Brothers), born in NYC
  • Kirk Acevedo, American actor (Oz, The Thin Red Line), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Larry Allen, American Pro Football HOF guard/tackle (Super Bowl 1995 Dallas Cowboys; 7 × First-team All-Pro; 11 × Pro Bowl; SF 49ers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nick Van Exel, American NBA guard (LA Lakers), born in Kenosha, Winconsin
  • Sarah Kate Ellis, American journalist and human rights activist (head of GLAAD), born in New York City
Born in 1971

Famous Weddings

Willie Mays

MLB center fielder Willie Mays (40) weds Mae Louise Allen in Mexico City

Famous Deaths

  • Jekabs Medinš, Latvian composer, dies at 86
  • Joe Guyon, American NFL halfback (Canton, Cleveland, Oorang, Rock I, etc), dies at 79
  • Korneel Goossens, Flemish literary figure and art historian, dies at 70

About November 27, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years and 10 months
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes
  • UK #1 Song: Coz I Luv You - Slade