On This Day

What Happened on November 27, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday

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 firinge upon a British Army patrol investigating a bomb attack on a Customs Post near Newry, County Armagh

Famous Birthdays

  • Eric Menendez, NY, accused of killing his parents (Menendez Brothers)
  • Kirk Acevedo, American actor (Oz, The Thin Red Line), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Larry Allen, NFL guard/tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Nick Van Exel, NBA guard (LA Lakers)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

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

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Famous Deaths

  • Jakabs Medins, composer, dies at 86
  • Joe Guyon, American NFL halfback (Canton, Cleveland, Oorang, Rock I, etc), dies at 79
  • Korneel Goossens, Flemish literary/art historian, dies at 70