What happened on June 27? There are more than 249 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About June 27

June 27 In HistoryJune 27 is the 179th day of the year 2020. There are 187 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday. This day falls under the 26th week of the year 2020.

On this day in National City, Michigan 48748 sunrise occured at 05:53 AM and sunset occured at 09:22 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Cancer. The modern birthstone for this month is Pearl while the mystical birthstone is Moonstone.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 230 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For June 27

  • 1358
    Republic of Dubrovnik is founded
  • 1497
    Cornish rebels Michael An Gof and Thomas Flamank are executed at Tyburn, London, England.
  • 1709
    Peter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava.
  • 1743
    War of the Austrian Succession: Battle of Dettingen: On the battlefield in Bavaria, George II personally leads troops into battle. The last time that a British monarch would command troops in the field.
  • 1759
    General James Wolfe begins the siege of Quebec.
  • 1806
    British forces take Buenos Aires during the first British invasions of the Río de la Plata.
  • 1844
    Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, and his brother Hyrum Smith, are murdered by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail.
  • 1895
    The inaugural run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York, New York, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives.
  • 1898
    The first solo circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Joshua Slocum from Briar Island, Nova Scotia.
  • 1899
    A. E. J. Collins scores 628 runs not out, the highest-ever recorded score in cricket.
  • 1905
    Battleship Potemkin uprising: sailors start a mutiny aboard the Battleship Potemkin, denouncing the crimes of autocracy, demanding liberty and an end to war.
  • 1923
    Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH-4B biplane
  • 1927
    Prime Minister of Japan Tanaka Giichi leads a conference to discuss Japan’s plans for China; later, a document detailing these plans, the “Tanaka Memorial” is leaked, although it is now considered a forgery.
  • 1941
    German troops capture the city of Białystok during Operation Barbarossa.
  • 1941
    Romanian governmental forces, allies of Nazi Germany, launch one of the most violent pogroms in Jewish history in the city of Iaşi, (Romania), resulting in the murder of at least 13,266 Jews.
  • 1946
    In the Canadian Citizenship Act, the Parliament of Canada establishes the definition of Canadian citizenship.
  • 1950
    The United States decides to send troops to fight in the Korean War.
  • 1954
    The 1954 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal match between Hungary and Brazil, highly anticipated to be exciting, instead turns violent, with three players ejected and further fighting continuing after the game.
  • 1954
    The world’s first nuclear power station opens in Obninsk, near Moscow.
  • 1967
    The world’s first ATM is installed in Enfield Town, England, United Kingdom.
  • 1971
    After only three years in business, rock promoter Bill Graham closes the Fillmore East in New York, New York, the “Church of Rock and Roll”.
  • 1973
    The President of Uruguay Juan María Bordaberry dissolves Parliament and establishes a dictatorship.
  • 1974
    U.S. president Richard Nixon visits the Soviet Union.
  • 1976
    Air France Flight 139 (Tel Aviv-Athens-Paris) is hijacked en route to Paris by the PLO and redirected to Entebbe, Uganda.
  • 1977
    France grants independence to Djibouti.
  • 1980
    Italian Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870 mysteriously explodes in mid air while in route from Bologna to Palermo, killing all 81 on board. Also known in Italy as the Ustica disaster
  • 1981
    The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China issues its “Resolution on Certain Questions in the History of Our Party Since the Founding of the People’s Republic of China”, laying the blame for the Cultural Revolution on Mao Zedong.
  • 1982
    Space Shuttle Columbia launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the final research and development flight mission, STS-4.
  • 1988
    Gare de Lyon rail accident In Paris a train collides with a stationary train killing 56 people.
  • 1989
    The current international treaty defending indigenous peoples, ILO 169 convention, is adopted.
  • 1991
    Slovenia, after declaring independence two days before is invaded by Yugoslav troops, tanks, and aircraft starting the Ten-Day War.
  • 2007
    The Brazilian Military Police invades the favelas of Complexo do Alemão in an episode which is remembered as the Complexo do Alemão massacre.
  • 2008
    In a highly-scrutizined election President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe is re-elected in a landslide after his opponent Morgan Tsvangirai had withdrawn a week earlier, citing violence against his party’s supporters.

Who Were Born On June 27?

  • 862
    Hindu saint Manikkavacakar
  • 1040
    King Ladislaus I of Hungary (d. 1095)
  • 1350
    Manuel II Palaiologos, Eastern Roman Emperor (d. 1425)
  • 1462
    King Louis XII of France (d. 1515)
  • 1550
    King Charles IX of France (d. 1574)
  • 1696
    William Pepperrell, British colonial soldier (d. 1759)
  • 1717
    Louis Guillaume Lemonnier, French botanist (d. 1799)
  • 1817
    Louise von François, German writer (d. 1893)
  • 1838
    Paul von Mauser, German weapon designer (d. 1914)
  • 1846
    Charles Stewart Parnell, Irish independence fighter (d. 1891)
  • 1850
    Jørgen Pedersen Gram, Danish mathematician (d. 1919)
  • 1850
    Lafcadio Hearn, Greek-born author (d. 1904)
  • 1865
    Sir John Monash, Australian military commander (d. 1931)
  • 1869
    Emma Goldman, Lithuanian/American anarchist and feminist (d. 1940)
  • 1869
    Hans Spemann, German embryologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1941)
  • 1869
    Kate Carew, American caricaturist (d. 1961)
  • 1880
    Helen Keller, American deaf and blind activist (d. 1968)
  • 1882
    Eduard Spranger, German philosopher and educator (d. 1963)
  • 1884
    Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher and poet (d. 1962)
  • 1885
    Guilhermina Suggia, Portuguese cellist (d. 1950)
  • 1886
    Charlie Macartney, Australian cricketer (d. 1958)
  • 1888
    Antoinette Perry, American theater director (d. 1946)
  • 1888
    Lewis Bernstein Namier, English historian (d. 1960)
  • 1892
    Paul Colin, French poster designer (d. 1985)
  • 1899
    Juan Trippe, American airline entrepreneur (d. 1981)
  • 1905
    Armand Mondou, French Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1976)
  • 1907
    John McIntire, American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1908
    João Guimarães Rosa, Brazilian writer (d. 1967)
  • 1913
    Elton Britt, American country singer (d. 1972)
  • 1913
    Willie Mosconi, American billiards player (d. 1993)
  • 1914
    Giorgio Almirante, Italian politician (d. 1988)
  • 1914
    Robert Aickman, English author (d. 1981)
  • 1915
    Grace Lee Boggs, American anti-racist and feminist activist
  • 1921
    Muriel Pavlow, British actress
  • 1923
    Jacques Berthier, French composer (d. 1994)
  • 1924
    Bob Appleyard, English cricketer
  • 1924
    Rosalie Allen, American singer and disc jockey (d. 2003)
  • 1925
    Doc Pomus, American blues singer/songwriter (d. 1991)
  • 1927
    Bob Keeshan, American actor (d. 2004)
  • 1928
    Rudy Perpich, American politician (d. 1995)
  • 1929
    William Afflis, American wrestler (d. 1991)
  • 1930
    Ross Perot, American businessman and politician
  • 1931
    Charles Bronfman, Canadian industrialist
  • 1931
    Martinus J. G. Veltman, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1932
    Anna Moffo, American soprano (d. 2006)
  • 1932
    Eddie Kasko, baseball player
  • 1932
    Magali Noël, French actress
  • 1935
    Laurent Terzieff, French actor
  • 1935
    Ramon Zamora, Filipino martial arts actor (d. 2007)
  • 1936
    Lucille Clifton, American poet (d. 2010)
  • 1937
    Kirkpatrick Sale, American author
  • 1938
    Bruce Babbitt, American politician and Secretary of the Interior
  • 1938
    Kathryn Beaumont, British voice actress
  • 1938
    Konrad Kujau, German illustrator and forger of the Hitler Diaries (d. 2000)
  • 1938
    Shirley Anne Field, British actress
  • 1938
    Tommy Cannon, British comedian
  • 1939
    Rahul Dev Burman, Indian Musician (d.1994)
  • 1941
    Avi Lerner, Israeli-born American film producer
  • 1941
    Bill Baxley, American politician
  • 1941
    James P. Hogan, British science fiction author (d. 2010)
  • 1941
    Krzysztof Kieślowski, Polish film director (d. 1996)
  • 1942
    Bruce Johnston, American musician (The Beach Boys)
  • 1942
    Frank Mills, Canadian pianist and composer
  • 1943
    Kjersti Døvigen, Norwegian actress
  • 1943
    Rico Petrocelli, American baseball player
  • 1944
    Patrick Sercu, Belgian cyclist
  • 1948
    Camile Baudoin, American musician
  • 1949
    Vera Wang, American fashion designer
  • 1951
    Julia Duffy, American actress
  • 1951
    Mary McAleese, President of Ireland 1997–present
  • 1952
    Madan Kumar Bhandari, Nepalese politician (d. 1993)
  • 1955
    Isabelle Adjani, French actress
  • 1956
    Brad Childress, American football coach
  • 1956
    Heiner Dopp, German field hockey player
  • 1956
    Scott Cunningham, American Wicca and occult author (d. 1993)
  • 1956
    Ted Haggard, American evangelical preacher
  • 1958
    Brian Helicopter, British musician, bass guitarist (The Shapes, HellsBelles, Rogue Male)
  • 1958
    Jeffrey Lee Pierce, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (The Gun Club) (d. 1996)
  • 1958
    Lisa Germano, American singer, songwriter and musician
  • 1958
    Magnus Lindberg, Finnish composer
  • 1959
    Dan Jurgens, American comic book writer
  • 1959
    Lorrie Morgan, American country music singer
  • 1960
    Craig Hodges, American basketball player
  • 1961
    Meera Syal, British-Indian comedienne and actress
  • 1962
    Michael Ball, British singer
  • 1962
    Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Hong Kong actor
  • 1963
    Igor Kusin, Croatian linguist and author.
  • 1963
    Jay Karnes, American actor
  • 1963
    Johnny Benson, American racing driver
  • 1963
    Paul Roos, Australian rules footballer
  • 1964
    Chuck Person, American basketball player
  • 1964
    Stephan Brenninkmeijer, Dutch film producer and director
  • 1966
    Jörg Bergen, German footballer
  • 1966
    J. J. Abrams, American television writer and producer
  • 1967
    Sylvie Fréchette, French-Canadian synchronized swimmer
  • 1968
    Kelly Ayotte, American politician, junior senator of New Hampshire
  • 1968
    Pascale Bussières, French-Canadian actress
  • 1969
    Viktor Petrenko, Ukrainian figure skater
  • 1970
    Jim Edmonds, American baseball player
  • 1970
    John Eales, Australian Rugby Player
  • 1971
    Jo Frost, English nanny and television host
  • 1971
    Kieren Keke, Nauruan politician
  • 1971
    Tony McCarroll, British drummer
  • 1971
    Yancey Arias, American actor
  • 1972
    Dawud Wharnsby, Canadian poet and singer/songwriter
  • 1973
    Abbath Doom Occulta, Norwegian black metal musician/songwriter (Immortal)
  • 1974
    Christian Kane, American actor and singer
  • 1975
    Ace Darling, American professional wrestler
  • 1975
    Daryle Ward, American baseball player
  • 1975
    Sarah Evanetz, Canadian swimmer
  • 1975
    Tobey Maguire, American actor
  • 1976
    Johnny Estrada, American baseball player
  • 1976
    Leigh Nash, American musician (Sixpence None the Richer)
  • 1977
    Arkadiusz Radomski, Polish footballer
  • 1977
    Raúl, Spanish footballer
  • 1978
    Anna Kumble, British singer, also known as Lolly
  • 1978
    Courtney Ford, American actress
  • 1979
    Benjamin Speed, Australian musician and film composer
  • 1979
    John Warne, American musician (Relient K; Ace Troubleshooter)
  • 1979
    Kim Gyu-ri, South Korean actress
  • 1980
    Craig Terrill, American football player
  • 1980
    Jennifer Goodridge, American musician (Your Enemies Friends)
  • 1980
    Kevin Pietersen, English cricketer
  • 1981
    Andrew Embley, Australian rules footballer
  • 1981
    John Driscoll, American actor
  • 1983
    Alsou, Russian singer
  • 1983
    Dale Steyn, South African cricketer
  • 1983
    Evan Taubenfeld, American musician
  • 1984
    D.J. King, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1984
    Emma Lahana, New Zealand actress
  • 1984
    Gökhan Inler, Swiss footballer
  • 1984
    José Holebas, German born Greek defender at Olympiacos F.C.
  • 1984
    Julie Ordon, Swiss model
  • 1984
    Khloé Kardashian, American reality television star
  • 1984
    Rocío Guirao Díaz, Argentinian model
  • 1985
    James Hook, Welsh rugby player
  • 1985
    Nico Rosberg, German race car driver
  • 1985
    Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russian tennis player
  • 1986
    Antoine Dodson, Internet celebrity
  • 1986
    Drake Bell, American actor and musician
  • 1986
    LaShawn Merritt, American sprinter
  • 1986
    Sam Claflin, English Actor
  • 1987
    Ed Westwick, English actor
  • 1987
    India de Beaufort, British actress
  • 1988
    Kate Ziegler, American swimmer
  • 1988
    Matthew Spiranovic, Australian footballer
  • 1988
    Stefani Bismpikou, Greek gymnast
  • 1989
    Bruna Tenório, Brazilian model
  • 1989
    Matthew Lewis, English actor
  • 1990
    Aselin Debison, Canadian singer
  • 1990
    Taylor Phinney, American cyclist
  • 1991
    Madylin Sweeten, American actress
  • 1996
    Tanay Chheda, Indian actor

Who Died On June 27?

  • 1162
    Eudes II, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1118)
  • 1458
    King Alfonso V of Aragon (b. 1396)
  • 1574
    Giorgio Vasari, Italian painter and architect (b. 1511)
  • 1603
    Jan Dymitr Solikowski, Polish archbishop and diplomat (b. 1539)
  • 1627
    John Hayward, English historian
  • 1636
    Date Masamune, founder of Sendai Japan (b. 1567)
  • 1655
    Eleonore Gonzaga, wife of Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1598)
  • 1672
    Roger Twysden, English antiquarian (b. 1597)
  • 1720
    Guillaume Amfrye de Chaulieu, French poet (b. 1639)
  • 1773
    Mentewab, dowager Empress of Ethiopia (b. c. 1706)
  • 1794
    Anne d'Arpajon, comtesse de Noailles, French noblewoman (b. 1729)
  • 1794
    Philippe de Noailles, duc de Mouchy, French nobleman (b. 1715)
  • 1794
    Wenzel Anton Graf Kaunitz, Austrian statesman (b. 1711)
  • 1825
    Domenico Vantini, Italian painter
  • 1827
    Johann Gottfried Eichhorn, German theologian (b. 1754)
  • 1829
    James Smithson, English scientist and philanthropist (b. 1765)
  • 1831
    Sophie Germain, French mathematician (b. 1776)
  • 1844
    Hyrum Smith, American religious leader (b. 1800)
  • 1844
    Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of Latter Day Saint movement (b. 1805)
  • 1896
    John Berryman, English recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1825)
  • 1907
    Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, American educator (b. 1822)
  • 1912
    George Bonnor, Australian cricketer (b. 1855)
  • 1917
    Karl Allmenroder, German World War I Ace (b. 1896)
  • 1935
    Eugene Augustin Lauste, French inventor (b. 1857)
  • 1944
    Milan Hodža, Slovak politician (b. 1878)
  • 1949
    Frank Smythe, British mountaineer (b. 1900)
  • 1952
    Max Dehn, German mathematician (b. 1878)
  • 1954
    Maximilian von Weichs, German field marshal (b. 1881)
  • 1957
    Hermann Buhl, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1924)
  • 1958
    Ragna Wettergreen, Norwegian actress (b. 1864)
  • 1960
    Lottie Dod, English athlete (b. 1871)
  • 1962
    Paul Viiding, Estonian poet (b. 1904)
  • 1970
    Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (b. 1902)
  • 1986
    George Nepia, New Zealand rugby player (b. 1905)
  • 1987
    Billy Snedden, Australian politician (b. 1926)
  • 1989
    Alfred Jules Ayer, British philosopher (b. 1910)
  • 1991
    Klaas Bruinsma, Dutch drug lord (b. 1953)
  • 1991
    Milton Subotsky, American screenwriter (b. 1921)
  • 1996
    Albert R. Broccoli, American film producer (b. 1909)
  • 1998
    Gilles Rocheleau, French Canadian politician (b. 1935)
  • 1999
    Georgios Papadopoulos, Greek dictator (b. 1919)
  • 2000
    Molly Bish, American Abductee (b. 1983)
  • 2000
    Pierre Pflimlin, French Politician (b. 1907)
  • 2001
    Jack Lemmon, American actor (b. 1925)
  • 2001
    Tove Jansson, Finnish author (b. 1914)
  • 2002
    John Entwistle, English bassist (The Who) (b. 1944)
  • 2002
    Robert L. J. Long, American admiral (b. 1920)
  • 2003
    David Newman, American filmmaker (b. 1937)
  • 2004
    Darrell Russell, American race car driver (b. 1968)
  • 2004
    George Patton IV, American general (b. 1923)
  • 2005
    Domino Harvey, English-born bounty hunter (b. 1969)
  • 2005
    Frank Harte, Traditional Irish Singer and song collector
  • 2005
    John T. Walton, American businessman (b. 1946)
  • 2005
    Ray Holmes, Battle of Britain veteran (b. 1914)
  • 2005
    Shelby Foote, American author and historian (b. 1917)
  • 2006
    Ángel Maturino Reséndiz, Mexican serial killer, known as “The Railway Killer” (b. 1959)
  • 2007
    Dragutin Tadijanović, Croatian poet (b. 1905)
  • 2007
    Patrick Allotey, Ghanaian footballer (b. 1979)
  • 2007
    William Hutt, Canadian stage and film actor (b. 1920)
  • 2008
    Michael Turner, American comic book artist (b. 1971)
  • 2008
    Sam Manekshaw, Indian Field Marshal (b. 1914)
  • 2009
    Fayette Pinkney, African American singer (The Three Degrees) (b. 1948)
  • 2009
    Gale Storm, TV Personality (b. 1922)
  • 2011
    Mike Doyle, English former footballer (b. 1946)

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