On This Day

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

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 NFL guard/tackle (Dallas Cowboys), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Nick Van Exel, American NBA guard (LA Lakers), born in Kenosha, Winconsin

Famous Weddings

Willie Mays

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

Famous Deaths

  • Jekabs MedinÅ¡, 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
1971 Highlights

About November 27, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 50 years and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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