What happened this day in history June 27

What are the important events that happened on June 27? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

June 27: Facts & Myths About This Day

June 27 is the 178th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 187 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 14, 2021 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,079,200 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaheptacontaoctagon’ day.

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Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 219 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,110 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 27 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 1923
    Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH-4B biplane
  • 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.
  • 1974
    U.S. president Richard Nixon visits the Soviet Union.
  • 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.

Who were born on June 27?

  • 1928
    Rudy Perpich, American politician (d. 1995)
  • 1943
    Kjersti Døvigen, Norwegian actress
  • 1958
    Lisa Germano, American singer, songwriter and musician
  • 1964
    Chuck Person, American basketball player
  • 1970
    Jim Edmonds, American baseball player
  • 1979
    John Warne, American musician (Relient K; Ace Troubleshooter)
  • 1981
    Andrew Embley, Australian rules footballer
  • 1985
    Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russian tennis player
  • 1988
    Kate Ziegler, American swimmer
  • 1990
    Taylor Phinney, American cyclist

Who died on June 27?

  • 1574
    Giorgio Vasari, Italian painter and architect (b. 1511)
  • 1825
    Domenico Vantini, Italian painter
  • 1896
    John Berryman, English recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1825)
  • 1960
    Lottie Dod, English athlete (b. 1871)
  • 1991
    Klaas Bruinsma, Dutch drug lord (b. 1953)
  • 1996
    Albert R. Broccoli, American film producer (b. 1909)
  • 2001
    Tove Jansson, Finnish author (b. 1914)
  • 2005
    Domino Harvey, English-born bounty hunter (b. 1969)
  • 2005
    John T. Walton, American businessman (b. 1946)
  • 2009
    Gale Storm, TV Personality (b. 1922)

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