27 June

27 June

June 27 is the 178th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 187 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about June 27th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 27th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • Enterprises day
  • National Sunglasses Day
  • National Pineapple Day
  • Industrial Workers Of The World Day
  • National Orange Blossom Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – June 27

2010: Guinea held its first democratic elections since 1958 in 2010.

1991: Yugoslav troops invade Slovenia

The attack, which marked the beginning of the Ten-Day War, followed Slovenia’s declaration of independence. It was the first of the Yugoslav Wars, a number of ethnic conflicts leading to the break-up of Yugoslavia and resulting in at least 140,000 deaths.

1986: The 1980s U.S. intervention in Nicaragua is declared illegal

The International Court of Justice condemned the U.S. paramilitary campaign to overthrow the left-wing Nicaraguan government. The social democratic Sandinistas had begun to redistribute the country’s wealth and improve education.

1976: The world’s first Ebola virus epidemic began in Sudan in 1976.

1972: Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney found Atari, Inc.

The pioneering video game and home computer company produced arcade classics like the two-dimensional tennis simulator Pong. Especially in the 1970s and 1980s, its products had a large impact on the electronic entertainment industry.

1956: The film Moby Dick is premiered

John Huston’s adaptation of Herman Melville’s homonymous novel, while not having been a great box office success, is today considered an outstanding work, especially for its use of light and color.

1954: The world’s first nuclear power plant is activated

The reactor at Obninsk in present-day Russia remained in operation for 48 years. Today, there are some 400 atomic power plants worldwide. The technology remains controversial, especially due to the unsolved long-term storage of the highly dangerous nuclear waste.

1975: At the construction site of Toktogulskaya hydropower plant, Kyrgyz SSR, USSR; circa 1975

At the construction site of Toktogulskaya hydropower plant, Kyrgyz SSR, USSR; circa 1975

1963: Michel Piccoli &Land Brigitte Bardot during the filming of “Le Mepris” (“Contempt”), Rome, 1963

Michel Piccoli &Land Brigitte Bardot during the filming of “Le Mepris” (“Contempt”), Rome, 1963

1954: The world’s first nuclear power plant is activated in 1954.

German soldiers inspect an abandoned KV-2 tank after the Battle of Raseinai June 27th, 1941

1941: German soldiers inspect an abandoned KV-2 tank after the Battle of Raseinai June 27th, 1941

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, June 27

1985: Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russian tennis player

1969: Viktor Petrenko, Ukrainian figure skater

1886: Charlie Macartney, Australian cricketer

1869: Emma Goldman, Lithuanian/American activist, writer

1846: Charles Stewart Parnell, Irish politician, founder of the Irish Parliamentary Party

Helen Keller was born

Tobey Maguire was born

Sam Claffin was born

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, June 27

2001: Jack Lemmon, American actor, singer, director

1999: Georgios Papadopoulos, Greek colonel, politician, 169th Prime Minister of Greece

1844: Joseph Smith, American religious leader, founder, leader of the Latter Day Saint movement

1839: Ranjit Singh, Indian founder of the Sikh Empire

1831: Sophie Germain, French mathematician, physicist, philosopher

Maharaja Ranjit Singh died

Bobby Womack died

Sam Manekshaw died


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