On This Day

November 27, 1960 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • Dr Felix Houphouet-Boigny becomes president of Ivory Coast
  • Patrice Lumumba flees Leopoldville, Congo

Birthdays in History

  • Kevin Henkes, American children's book writer/illustrator (Caldecott Medal), born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • Tim Pawlenty, American politician, Governor of Minnesota (2003-11), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukrainian politician and co-leader of the Orange Revolution, Prime Minister (2005, 2007-10), born in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union

Deaths in History

  • Dirk Jan de Geer, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (1926-29, 39-40), dies at 89
1960 in History