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, 1,624,752,000 seconds 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

  • 1806
    British forces take Buenos Aires during the first British invasions of the Río de la Plata.
  • 1905
    Battleship Potemkin uprising: sailors start a mutiny aboard the Battleship Potemkin, denouncing the crimes of autocracy, demanding liberty and an end to war.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 1988
    Gare de Lyon rail accident In Paris a train collides with a stationary train killing 56 people.

Who were born on June 27?

  • 1846
    Charles Stewart Parnell, Irish independence fighter (d. 1891)
  • 1850
    Lafcadio Hearn, Greek-born author (d. 1904)
  • 1869
    Emma Goldman, Lithuanian/American anarchist and feminist (d. 1940)
  • 1915
    Grace Lee Boggs, American anti-racist and feminist activist
  • 1952
    Madan Kumar Bhandari, Nepalese politician (d. 1993)
  • 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)
  • 1962
    Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Hong Kong actor
  • 1963
    Igor Kusin, Croatian linguist and author.
  • 1979
    John Warne, American musician (Relient K; Ace Troubleshooter)

Who died on June 27?

  • 1672
    Roger Twysden, English antiquarian (b. 1597)
  • 1827
    Johann Gottfried Eichhorn, German theologian (b. 1754)
  • 1844
    Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of Latter Day Saint movement (b. 1805)
  • 1958
    Ragna Wettergreen, Norwegian actress (b. 1864)
  • 1962
    Paul Viiding, Estonian poet (b. 1904)
  • 1970
    Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (b. 1902)
  • 1996
    Albert R. Broccoli, American film producer (b. 1909)
  • 1998
    Gilles Rocheleau, French Canadian politician (b. 1935)
  • 2005
    Ray Holmes, Battle of Britain veteran (b. 1914)
  • 2008
    Sam Manekshaw, Indian Field Marshal (b. 1914)

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